2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Austin
Co-Patron(s): Landes
High School Scholarships for Flight Training

Item 435 #2h

Item 435 #2h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Department of Aviation FY2019 $74,000 FY2020 $74,000 GF

Page 384, line 11, strike "$28,351,475" and insert "$28,425,475".
Page 384, line 11, strike "$28,351,475" and insert "$28,425,475".

Page 385, after line 2, insert:

"G. Out of the amounts included in this item, $74,000 the first year and $743,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) to provide scholarships for select high school students to participate in immersive ground and flight training through the solo experience as a step in addressing the critical pilot shortage.  The VSGC shall work with Liberty University to provide two sessions of its New Horizons solo academy giving 20 high school students the opportunity to accomplish their first solo flight."  


(This amendment provides $74,000 each year from the general fund to the VSGC to provide 20 scholarships to high school students interested in becoming pilots. In conjunction with Liberty University, this program would provide students the first ten hours of flight training toward a private pilot license, the solo experience and accompanying ground training. This is intended to address a critical pilot shortage.)