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Looking Back: P.R. Airport Designated as G.I. School 

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Excerpt from the Paso Robles Journal, Wednesday, December 11, 1946.

Eligible Veterans May Get Flight Training Here for Commercial License

Sherwood Field has been designated as a Flying Field for Veteran training under the GI Bill of Rights, and it is hoped to begin classes between now and the first of January, according to Larry Anderson, manager for the Paso Robles Aviation Club.

Flight instruction will be given by Anderson and Walter Fell, and the ground school will be under the supervision of M. C. Martinsen of Cal Poly.

Veterans who wish to become commercial pilots may get the training at government expense, according to Anderson, but they should contact the Veterans Administration representative at the local labor office and get their certificate of eligibility before applying at the airport, he said.

The representative will be at the Paso Robles office on Tuesdays and Thursdays to receive applications.

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This “Looking Back” view at Paso Robles history comes from one of the hundreds of local newspapers in the Paso Robles Area Historical Society collection. At least 18 local newspapers, dating from the 1800s, have reported on local, national and world events, providing priceless historical views of our community that are not available from any other source. The Historical Society is seeking community support for the multi-phased Newspaper Preservation Project to help fund the transfer of these aged and fragile pages to microfilm and digital images. See the society website for more information about becoming a member or donating to any phase of this project.

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