The sky is the limit for Auburn Riverside High School student Lukas Holloman. The 2019 Cascade Warbirds Private Pilot Ground School Scholarship recipient has worked hard to preserver through the CODID-19 pandemic.

Holloman has been pursuing flight training while taking classes through the running start program at Green River College. According to the Cascade Warbirds News Press Release, Hollman completed his ground school training and was issued his FAA Student Pilot Certificate in August 2019. After recently passing his Private Pilot License exam, he will graduate with Honors next month from Auburn Riverside with more than 2/3 of his studies done toward an Associate Degree in Aviation Technology with plans to continue to a bachelors in Aeronautical Science at Green River College.

Lukas’s family give credit to the Cascade Warbirds Scholarship to igniting their son’s desire to become a pilot and thanks the organization for their support.

According to the release, Cascade Warbirds is Squadron #2 of EAA Warbirds of America and is a non-profit organization of local aviation enthusiasts, many of whom are pilot-owners of historic military aircraft.  With over 250 members and the largest squadron in Warbirds of America, Cascade Warbirds is centered in the Puget Sound area.  Its mission is to promote and encourage the flying preservation and display of Warbird aircraft (Keep ‘em Flying), to honor Veterans, and to engage in aviation education.  Find more about them on the web at

Daniel Albert is an Award-Winning journalist majoring in Integrated Strategic Communications at Washington State University.