Budding Lander pilot accepted into EAA Air Academy in Wisconsin

(Lander, Wyo.) – Experimental Aircraft Association Inc. has announced that Lander’s own Jace Florquist has been accepted to attend the EAA Advanced SportAir Academy this year in Oshkosh, Wisc.

Florquist, 16, began pursuing his pilot’s license when he was 14. He passed ground school at age 15 and has been accumulating flight time with local instructor Andy Gramlich since then.

Jace was awarded an EAA Scholarship for this camp from EAA Air Academy and the local Lander EAA chapter.

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, a news release about the program states.

Academy activities will include, flight experience, workshops, and classroom study. EAA’s Director of Museum & Museum Education, Bob Campbell, says, “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. The EAA Air Academy is a benchmark of personal experience . . . and an aviation experience that will last a lifetime.”