From High School to Flight School-Earn Your Private Pilot's License for Free!

Mar 18, 2011, 15:29 ET from Tailwheels Etc.

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting a private pilot's license can be time consuming and cost thousands of dollars. Tailwheels Etc flight school is offering one lucky high school student the chance to do it quickly and for free. For the first time, the school is holding a nationwide scholarship competition and is offering their accelerated two week private pilot course as the prize.  John Amundsen, the owner of Tailwheels Etc, stated, "Since aviation has given so much to my family over the years it only seemed right to give something back."

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The Tailwheels Etc. scholarship competition is aimed towards teenagers age 17 and up who have dreams of flying. With a simple 30 second YouTube video, submitted to a Facebook wall, these students will now have the chance to make that dream come true. The winner of the scholarship competition will receive everything necessary to gain a private pilot's license, including the books, instructor, flight time, and both the written and flight tests. The flight student will be housed in on location accommodations for the two weeks of the course.

For complete information regarding this once in a lifetime opportunity, including the requirements and the rules of the competition, students may go to either http:/ or

John Amundsen, the owner of Tailwheels Etc., has a long history in aviation, including operating a flight school in Michigan, prior to opening Tailwheels Etc. in Florida. He was a Line Pilot, flying cargo planes for UPS, Chief Pilot for Classic Air Services and, together with his son Jonathan Amundsen, created the accelerated flight training program that allows students to obtain a private pilot's license in 2-weeks. The Flight School trains busy people to be quality private pilots. Students are able to learn to fly, as a private pilot, in as little as 2 weeks and complete Instrument flight school training in as little as 2 weeks. One of the school's specialties is Multi engine flight training in as little as 2 days. While other flight schools lose 80% of their students, Tailwheels Etc. finishes 95% of the students that start flight training.

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