The Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. has announced that Logan Burns (Gallatin), John Gibson III (Gallatin), Grace Madison (Chillicothe) and McKay Marble (Gallatin) have been accepted to attend the EAA Advanced Air Academy 2018 in Oshkosh, Wis.

The Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. has announced that Logan Burns (Gallatin), John Gibson III (Gallatin), Grace Madison (Chillicothe) and McKay Marble (Gallatin) have been accepted to attend the EAA Advanced Air Academy 2018 in Oshkosh, Wis. The EAA Air Academy offers young people the opportunity to meet and work with aviation professionals, while living and learning the arts, sciences, and lore of aviation in both classroom and workshop settings. They join many other young people, ages 16-18, in this aviation program. Several days of the Academy take place during the world’s largest and most exciting aviation event – EAA AirVenture 2018. Participants in the EAA Air Academy come from around the United States and several foreign countries. Academy activities will include flight experience, workshops, and classroom study. Bob Campbell, EAA’s director of Museum & Museum Education, said the EAA Air Academy teaches young people new skills and instills a pride of craftsmanship. “More importantly, it develops their leadership potential and broadens their understanding of both aviation and themselves,” Campbell said. “The EAA Air Academy is a benchmark of personal experience... and an aviation experience that will last a lifetime.” EAA Chapter 944, Chillicothe, has sponsored 20 individuals since 2012 to attend the Advanced Air Academy. Chapter 944 hosts an annual Fly-In event each year in August which provides funds to pay for participant expenses. Logan is the son of Jason and Tanya Burns. John is the son of John and Janece Gibson. Grace’s guardian is Charles Steele. McKay is the son of David and Kirsten Marble. Last year participants were Drew Minnis, Chillicothe, Jackson Pauley, Chula and Westley Sportsman, Marceline.