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A scholarship made for the skies

A scholarship made for the skies

Teenagers often pack their after-school schedules with sports, work, studying and friends.

Kyle Lingelbach does all of those things, but the 17-year-old also finds time to fly.

As Lingelbach readied a Cessna 172 for his afternoon flight lesson, you could tell he knows the plane well. It's the plane he's learned to fly in, the same plane he piloted on his first solo flight last September.

Lingelbach is entering the last stage of training before he's ready to test for his private pilot license — one step closer to his dream of becoming a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

"I've pretty much always wanted to be in the Air Force," said Lingelbach, a...