West Star Aviation Supports “High Country Aviation Workshop For Kids”

Grand Junction, CO, September 22, 2016 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce their continuing support of High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids (HAWK). HAWK restored a Dakota Hawk aircraft that was flown to Oshkosh 2016.

West Star Aviation supports HAWK by providing financial and technical support to help them reach their goals such as enriching aviation education and interests in young people, as well as getting to shows such as Oshkosh from their home base in Mack, Colorado. HAWK’s mission is to expose youth to aviation maintenance and flight concepts through on-hands education. HAWK’s instructors and volunteers are from the local EAA800 chapter and other partners.

West Star helped HAWK secure an owner-donated Piper Cherokee for their youth training purposes. West Star donated a KX 165A radio, static and transponder test that was performed on the Cherokee aircraft used by instructors. These tests gave duel instruction to HAWK youth for their trip to and from Oshkosh 2016.

“We are proud to support an amazing organization that exposes kids to, and educates them about the aviation industry,” said Dave Krogman, General Manager (GJT), West Star Aviation.

Voted #1 Preferred MRO in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Professional Pilot magazine annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey for three consecutive years, West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.

In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL and Centennial Airport in Denver, CO. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing worldclass customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800- 922-2421.

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