Lavrentie Ukatish, Nanwalek School
Lavrentie Ukatish, or Larry, as most know him, will be going on to the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) to pursue his professional piloting credentials. Flying and taking a boat are the only two ways into his village of Nanwalek so Larry understands first-hand the important role bush pilots play for communities like his. Larry will be spending this summer doing an internship in Kenai with a pilot in order to receive valuable experience before heading to the classroom in the fall. Larry hopes that after his time at UAA he can work with a local air taxi.