Published by Ventura County Star on July 30, 2017.

Channel Islands Aviation Announces Memorial Scholarship

Winner for 2017

 (CAMARILLO, Calif.) – Twelve-year-old Robert Logan of Ventura has been selected as this year’s winner of the Khrystyna Gavryushenko Memorial Scholarship offered by Channel Islands Aviation. The scholarship benefits a local child or teen interested in a career in aviation.

Logan attends the Ventura Charter School of Global Education. He will attend Channel Islands Aviation’s Youth Aviation Academy, said Sarah Oberman Bartush, manager of the aviation school and chief marketing officer for Channel Islands Aviation.

“I love aviation because I can be what I want to be with no boundaries!” Robert said.

His mother, Amy Maguire, said, “When Robert talks about flying, he lights up and is driven to succeed. It has changed his life!”

The Youth Aviation Academy is open to kids between the ages of 12 through 16 and is held at Channel Islands Aviation, located at the Camarillo Airport. The program includes ground instruction, a pilot logbook, a t-shirt, flight simulator lesson, and lunch on the last day of the program. There is an optional $99 flight lesson.

This is the second consecutive year that Channel Islands Aviation is offering the memorial scholarship that honors Khrystyna Gavryushenko, an alumna of the Channel Islands Aviation’s Youth Aviation Academy and Flight School.

Channel Islands Aviation provides private and professional flight training, aircraft sales and rentals, charter flights, FBO services and more. For more information about the Khrystyna Gavryushenko Memorial Scholarship and Channel Islands Aviation’s Youth Aviation Academy, call (805) 987-1301 or visit