Ethan Aicklen, 15, one of our young students, has been awarded one of the Soaring Society of America's Dennis Purduski Flight Training Scholarships. These scholarships provide up to $2000 for flight training for students ages 13-19. Ethan is the third Hamilton Soaring Club student to be awarded a scholarship, thanks in large part to our flight instructors: Ryan Polster and Shane Grieve.
Ethan has been fascinated by anything that flies, from bugs to B-52s, almost since he could walk. Since joining Scouts, he has become an avid bird watcher and sees soaring as a way to experience nature with the birds. Ethan is grateful for all the training, guidance, help, and just great advice he gets from the club members.