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Hilo flight school: Ready for takeoff?

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 19, 2013

~~<p>A favorite childhood memory, said state Sen. Gilbert Kahele, was watching the crop-dusting planes fly over Hawaii island fields and wondering what it would be like to be a pilot himself.</p>
<p>That didn't end up in his life plan, but he was sympathetic to the cause of starting a four-year flight training program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Kahele, who represents Hilo, helped secure $100,000 in the state budget for the school. That's about a third of what he originally sought but enough to at least start the planning.</p>
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A favorite childhood memory, said state Sen. Gilbert Kahele, was watching the crop-dusting planes fly over Hawaii island fields and wondering what it would be like to be a pilot himself.

That didn't end up in his life plan, but he was sympathetic to the cause of starting a four-year flight training program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Kahele, who represents Hilo, helped secure $100,000 in the state budget for the school. That's about a third of what he originally sought but enough to at least start the planning. Login for more...



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