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Local pilots launch graduates to fly from Bomberland

Awarded by the Leading Edge Aviation Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity organized by local pilots to bring aviation opportunities to Mountain Home, two graduating students accepted scholarships to study for aerospace industry careers, although with different long-term objectives.   Accepting the Foundation's Jay Chafin State Farm Aviation scholarship for $2,000 was Emalyn Stephens, who plans to…

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Aviation seminar and free luncheon available at Baxter County Airport this Saturday

Saturday morning, April 27, 2024, the Leading Edge Aviation Foundation – will be hosting an AOPA “Rusty Pilots” Seminar. Anyone can attend this 3-hour session designed to refresh lapsed pilots with all the information needed to get back up in the air. The presentation provides all the basic information for someone who wants to be…

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Soaring into future horizons: LEAF inspires Mountain Home High School sophomores in aviation exploration

On February 28th, 2024, a transformative journey unfolded as the Leading Edge Aviation Foundation (LEAF) opened its wings to welcome the Sophomore class of Mountain Home High School at the Baxter County Regional Airport. This event marked the eagerly anticipated second annual "Launching Your Future in Aviation" event, a spectacular affair aimed at igniting passion…

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Local veterans boost student aviation career scholarships

Teaming with the Leading Edge Aviation Foundation, Lt. Col. Mary and Bob Walker, local military veterans known for their active community support, have contributed significantly to the scholarship funds available for students pursuing aerospace industry careers.  Since 2021, Mountain Home high school students have competed for two types of scholarship awards from the Leading Edge…

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Back-to-back Champs! MHPS’ school board celebrates Cross Country team’s State Championship victory

While the back and forth over the 'Big Top' covering the high school may have dominated much of the Mountain Home Public School Board’s last few meetings, it didn’t stop the district from celebrating and recognizing the hard work of Mountain Home High School’s Cross Country State Championship Team during last week’s meeting. In what…

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