A Saint Lucia-born youth who now resides in the United States, is seeking the public’s help in raising funds to offset training to become a licensed commercial pilot.
Tevin Belasco, who was born and raised in Piat Grand Rivere, Gros Islet said he developed a passion for aviation at the tender age of five-years-old and has never stopped dreaming ever since.
Belasco, who is now 23-years-old, said he did everything possible to be around aspiring individuals in the aviation field which includes volunteering during my summer breaks and on weekends at the airport.
The Saint Lucian youth left his homeland in 2015 with the hope of pursing this dream, but realised that it would cost him and his family a whole lot to undertake this course.
“A brief visit to Atlanta GA turned into an unscheduled trip to Falcon Aviation Academy, where I toured the facility and obtained in depth knowledge as to how the courses were set up,” he said.
His family pooled together their financial resources to assist Belasco, who enrolled at the academy and moved towards obtaining his private pilot’s license and is currently on the instrument rating.
Belasco said he is one step closer to realizing his dream, but noted that paying for commercial flight hours is not easy and he is asking for help.
“I have passed all my exams up to this point and I am ready to build my commercial hours. This is why I need the money, to complete my commercial training. I need the finances as soon as possible.”
Here is a breakdown of the cost for remaining courses:
- Time Building $20,000
- Single Engine Commercial $8,000
- Multi- Engine Commercial $5,100
- Certified flight Instructor (CFI) $5,500
These prices are all subject to change, based on fuel cost.
Persons willing to assist Belasco can do so by clicking HERE