Pilot's Family Helps Young Time-Builders

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The family of a Canadian pilot who died in a crash last week have created a scholarship in his honor, Canada.com reported on Monday. Trevor Hardy, 31, was the co-pilot of a Mitsubishi Mu-2, flying for Nav Air Charter. The airplane crashed and exploded at Northwest Regional Airport on Dec. 20, killing Hardy and Simon Piper, 33. Hardy had worked hard to put himself through flight school and build up the thousands of hours of flight experience he needed to qualify for the airline career he wanted. To help other young pilots, the family and Mike Herr, one of Hardy's lifelong friends, have created the Trevor Hardy Scholarship Fund for young pilots in training. Two other pilots died in a Nav Air crash in April. The company has voluntarily given up its operating certificate, grounding its aircraft indefinitely.