The Hayward Air Rally has selected two California teenagers to receive fully paid scholarships to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Advanced Air Academy summer 2017 program.
"With the generous support of the City of Hayward, our industry partners and sponsors, and participating Rally pilots and crew, we are pleased to continue our scholarship program this year and offer this opportunity to outstanding youth at any of the three airports to be visited on the Rally," said Chris Verbil, of the Hayward Air Rally Committee, in a news release. "As part of our non-profit mission, it is important to help seed the next generation of aerospace industry professionals, aircraft pilots, and aviation enthusiasts."
The Hayward Air Rally organization stages the annual event that was conceived in 1964 "to enhance general aviation safety by encouraging aircraft pilots to stay proficient in basic flight and fuel management techniques."
The fifty-third annual Air Rally will take place June 22 to 24, starting at Hayward Executive Airport and "continuing over a challenging and competitive route" through Redding to Reno, Nevada. Pilots are scored on the precision of their timing and navigation along the course.
More information about the Air Rally is available on the event website.