National Flight Academy scholarship available to students

BOISE – Students from Idaho interested in aviation and space are invited to apply for a scholarship at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Fla. This summer.

Students in grades eight through tenth (current grades 7-9) living in Idaho with dreams of space travel, learning to fly jets, meeting new people and going to new locations are eligible. There are only 10 scholarships available for Idaho students, so those interested are encouraged to apply early.

Students can experience one of the world’s most exciting and immersive learning adventures aboard the world’s largest simulated aircraft carrier.

The US DOT Federal Highways Administration is working with the Idaho Department of Transportation to offer 10 full scholarships to this program from June 25 to July 3. The scholarships cover tuition, meals, and round-trip travel to Pensacola, Florida. For more information, contact Jessika Phillips by phone or SMS at (208) 806-1872 or by email at [email protected]

To apply for the program, go online at

During the “deployment” to the National Flight Academy, the selected candidates will travel in chaperoned groups to Naval Air Station Pensacola, where they will stay in a mock multi-deck aircraft carrier.

The first deck houses the galley, mess, administrative areas and the main simulator bays. The second deck includes most of the dedicated academic spaces and contains all the spaces of the simulation and immersion center. The third and fourth decks provide accommodation and team building space for student aviators.

Students experience theme park-style thrills surrounded by cutting-edge technology, flight simulators, and virtual reality missions that stimulate the imagination and encourage learning. While living aboard the aircraft carrier, AMBITION Experimental Pilots (AXP) act as naval aviators aboard a modern aircraft carrier. Missions get progressively more difficult throughout the week as AXPs improve their aviation science skills as well as communication skills.

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