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Ray Scholar Milestones in October 2021

  • Justin Kaysinger
    Justin Kaysinger
  • Cameron Hilstad
    Cameron Hilstad
  • Jackson Runde (left) and Elijah Durkin (right)
    Jackson Runde (left) and Elijah Durkin (right)
  • Henry Marshall
    Henry Marshall
  • Zachary Lopez
    Zachary Lopez
  • Madighan O'Shaughnessy
    Madighan O'Shaughnessy
  •  Ishir Agarwal
    Ishir Agarwal
  • Joshua Owsley
    Joshua Owsley
  • Devon Christner
    Devon Christner
  • Ryan Minnick
    Ryan Minnick
  • Carsyn Krassas
    Carsyn Krassas

December 17, 2021 – Congratulations to these Ray scholars who had their first solo flights or passed their checkrides in October 2021! EAA is proud of their success, and we thank them for their hard work and dedication.

First Solos
Ishir Agarwal
Henry Marshall
Jackson “JJ” Runde
Jesus Ochoa
Justin Kaysinger
Ryan Minnick
Cameron Hilstad
Devon Christner
Madighan O'Shaughnessy


EAA Chapter 613
EAA Chapter 282
EAA Chapter 237
EAA Chapter 465
EAA Vintage Chapter 25
EAA Chapter 704
EAA Chapter 22
EAA Chapter 704
EAA Chapter 468


October 6, 2021
October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021
October 16, 2021
October 17, 2021
October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021
October 27, 2021
October 31, 2021

Checkrides
Zachary Lopez
Joshua Owsley
Carsyn Krassas


EAA Chapter 292
EAA Chapter 677
EAA Chapter 1610


October 1, 2021
October 2, 2021
October 10, 2021

We are immensely thankful to the EAA chapter members who are supporting these Ray scholars and helping them achieve their dreams of learning to fly. Keep up the great work!

The EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship is a scholarship program that is funded by the Ray Foundation, managed by EAA, and administered through the EAA chapters network. Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA provides up to $10,000 to deserving youths to cover their flight training expenses and help them earn their pilot certificates.

At AirVenture 2021, it was announced that in 2022 the Ray Foundation will increase its scholarship fund to $1,550,000. This will allow more EAA chapters to participate in the program and give more young people the opportunity to learn to fly!

To learn more about this program, visit EAA.org/RayScholars.

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