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Recent Young Eagles: Earn Your Pilot Certificate for Free This Summer!

Tubreaux Aviation offering full Private Pilot training scholarship

March 20, 2014 - Tubreaux Aviation of Shreveport, Louisiana - a flight training facility that works with Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker - is helping to build the future of flight by offering a complete private pilot training experience to a previous EAA Young Eagle participant who is now 18-21 years old.

This is a start-to-finish training program covering all lessons, requirements and flight time to earn a private pilot certificate. Tubreaux Aviation's professional instructors will supply the training in Cessna 172 aircraft and in Redbird Flight Simulators. In addition, transportation to Shreveport and housing are provided for the three to four weeks of training. The goal is to have training and checkride completed prior to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.

"Tubreaux Aviation and its owners, Wyche T. Coleman III and Luke Lamard, understand that it takes everyone in aviation to encourage and build the next generation of pilots," said Brian O'Lena, EAA Young Eagles program manager. "That's why it's so gratifying to see them step forward and provide a Young Eagle with the training to realize the dream of flight. We appreciate their generosity and see it as an example of what's possible."

The recipient must be age 18-21 and be a registered Young Eagles flight participant.

To apply, send the following to by Friday, April 18:

    Phone and e-mail contact info
    Date of birth
    Date of Young Eagles flight (if known)
    EAA membership number (if member)
    No more than 200-word short essay on "Why I want to fly!"

All applications must be sent to the above address at EAA, which will make the final determination of the recipient. Any questions should be forwarded to Brian O'Lena at 920-426-6297 or
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