SONY DSCAustin Peel is NWAAC’s most recent scholarship recipient, having soloed a Piper Pacer at the Scappoose Airport.  Austin and his wife Lisa have 2 children and are living in St Helens, OR.  Austin has been a member of NWAAC for nearly 2 years and is very interested in reaching his goal of being a Private Pilot.  Please congratulate him when you see him.



Kevin VanGelder was a recent scholarship recipient. He was presented a $2,000 check the day after he soloed. $1,000 was from NWAAC and $1,000 from David Hamby.
Kevin’s Bio
I am a Student Helicopter Pilot. I have 31.2 hours in the Robinson R22 and I’ve loved every minute of it. As many of you are probably well aware, helicopter flight training is about three times as expensive as airplane flight training. But thanks to many generous donors, I’ve received scholarships from NWAAC, David Hamby and Portland Community College to help fund my training.

Although I am only 18, I will be graduating with a Certificate of Achievement in Web Programming from Clark College this spring and an Associates of Applied Science in Aviation Science within a few years. I am also hoping to get my private helicopter license by the end of this summer.

If you would like to review or download a Scholarship Application please click the links below.

a Solo Flight Scholarship Criteria – rev. 2014

a Instructions on filling out application – rev. 2014

a Application for flight Scholarship – NWAAC rev. 2014