Battle Ground native Sophie Robinson was recently awarded a $2,000 scholarship to continue her education in aviation. She hopes to one day have commercial and flight instructor certificates as well as a seaplane rating. Robinson comes from a family of aviators and received her private pilot’s license when she graduated high school.

Battle Ground native Sophie Robinson was recently selected as a winner of a Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship will be used to continue education in her aviation career. Robinson follows in the footsteps of her father, stepmother, grandfather and three aunts and uncles as a pilot. Raised in Battle Ground, Robinson now attends the commercial pilot program at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake. She achieved her private pilot’s license as a high school senior. After graduating from Washington State University Vancouver with a degree in psychology, she decided to pursue a career as an airline pilot. She has worked for Taquan Air as a customer service representative in Ketchikan, Alaska, helping in a variety of areas, including cargo delivery to bush communities. She is currently working on her instrument rating and commercial and flight instructor certificates. Robinson also wants to earn a seaplane rating.

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