2017 Dubay Scholarship Recipient Larissa Vculek

Scholarship Recipient
The sky is not the limit, in fact, it is home, thanks to organizations like Wings of the North. Hi! I am Larissa Vculek, your 2017 Dubay Scholarship winner. I am extremely grateful to be awarded this year’s scholarship, and had a blast attending the Pancake Feed, seeing the museum, meeting the members, and learning what Wings of the North is all about. What an awesome organization and great members! Now to a brief history on my involvement with aviation. My dad got his Private Pilot’s license when he was 18 and has flown on the side ever since. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be in control of something so powerful. However, being from a small-farm-town-in North Dakota and not knowing many people in an…
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2015 Scholarship Winner is Jacob Walczynski

Scholarship Recipient
After graduating high school in 2010, I attended Lake Superior College in Duluth Mn and Fon Du Lac Tribal and Community College out of Cloquet Mn. In the spring of 2013 I graduated FDLTCC with both an Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degree. I also finished their law enforcement program so I am currently POST certified in Minnesota. The following fall I enrolled at the University of Minnesota, Mankato to finish their Professional Flight program. I will be graduating the spring of 2015. Aviation Training: Private Pilot, Instrument rating, Commercial Single Engine Land and Multi-Engine Land, Tail Wheel endorsement, High Performance Endorsement and complex endorsement. I have been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since the spring of 2013. I partake in the weekly meetings as well…
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Jill Berge Wins 2014 Dubay Scholarship Primary tabs

Scholarship Recipient
I usually begin my story with calling myself the "Unexpected Pilot." A couple of weeks ago I passed my private pilot written exam and Wow, was that a challenge! My next goal is to obtain my private pilot license and then to go on and get my instrument rating, really extending the type of flying and conditions which I am qualified for. In all honesty I am still in awe of the whole process. I am challenged everyday beyond what I thought I could do and it is tough indeed. I have a wonderful support team of instructors at Inflight Pilot Training that whole heartily believe in me and making this goal a reality. I had to laugh the other day, I found myself reading Flight Magazine for fun. This…
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Aaron Halpin of Eden Prairie Wins 2013 Scholarship

Scholarship Recipient
I am currently pursuing my private pilot's license and am enrolled as a freshmen at the University of North Dakota's Aviation program for Fall 2013. My plan is to leave UND with a Commercial rating in order to join the Navy and become a Naval aviator which I will spend the rest of my life perfecting the art of flight Thank you, Aaron Halpin
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2012 Scholorship goes to Dan Kiely

Scholarship Recipient
Hi Melanie, I hope all is well. I just wanted to pass on the good news that with the help of the Wings of the North and the James Dubay scholarship I earned my private pilot’s license two weeks ago. Despite having my check ride cancelled four times in a row due to weather, we were finally able to take off in clear, albeit slightly windy weather after deicing the plane a few times. I wanted to say thank you again to everyone at Wings of the North for their support and I couldn’t have done it without the help of the James Dubay scholarship. I look forward to continue flying (and learning) at FCM and hope to see you around the airfield! Many thanks and happy New Year! Dan…
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