One lucky Redding-area teenager with a desire to be airborne will be given a great opportunity by the Experimental Aircraft Association. Each year the Hayward Air Rally stages a competitive proficiency flight from Hayward to Redding and then to Bend Oregon. The organization behind it is awarding, in each of the 3 cities, a scholarship to the EAA Air Academy in Oshkosh Wisconsin. It’s a place where high school kids learn all about aviation through studies, hands-on activities, flight simulation, and actually flying an airplane. The academy takes place the last week of July, with all transportation, tuition, room, board and expenses covered for the scholarship winners. The contest is for anyone 16-to-18-years-old. More information and an application can be found at eaa157.org the deadline to apply is this weekend.