WAI

WAI will award more than 110 scholarships to members at every stage of life valued at nearly $633,000. Applications for 2018 scholarships are due November 13, 2017.

Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation International. In the past 20 years, WAI has disbursed more than $10 million to its members to help them reach their goals and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. Read the success stories of past scholarship winners in the special 20th anniversary publication WAI Scholarships Change Lives.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, there is truly something for every interest.

The 2018 scholarship program will begin in July and run through November 13, 2017. Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2017, and may apply for no more than three scholarships. Internships are not included in the three per member scholarship limit.

2018 WAI Scholarship Application

Contact Scholarship Coordinator Donna Wallace with any additional questions.

Whirly-Girls 2018 Helicopter Scholarships Deadline Extended to October 15th

The deadline for applications for the multitude of excellent opportunities has been extended to October 15, 2017. Awards are available for both experienced and new pilots See all the details here and get your application in now! Select from one or more of the following available scholarships which are to be formally awarded at the annual Whirly-Girls Awards Banquet at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Whirly-Girls Memorial Flight Training Scholarship
  • Whirly-Girls Helicopter Add-on Flight Training Scholarship
  • Advanced Mountain Flight Training Scholarship
  • Airbus Flight Training Scholarship
  • Antipodean Aviation and Embry-Riddle Wire and Obstacle Environment Awareness Course Scholarship
  • Embry-Riddle Commercial Helicopter Pilot Ground School Course Scholarship
  • Erickson Vertical Reference/External Load Scholarship
  • FlightSafety International Bell 206 Scholarship
  • ForeFlight Pro Plus
  • Garmin GTN & G500/600 Course Scholarship
  • Night Flight Concepts Night Vision Goggles Initial Pilot Qualification Scholarship
  • Oregon Aero CRM/AMRM Instructor Training Scholarship
  • Robinson Helicopter R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship
  • Robinson Helicopter R66 Safety Course Scholarship
  • Survival Systems USA Aircraft Ditching Course Scholarship
  • The Thurn-Herr Annual Advanced Training Scholarship

Selection Factors

In evaluating scholarship applications, the judges look for evidence that you have a set goal in mind for the scholarship training, that there is a good probability that you will succeed, that you will go on to reap benefits from your training, and that you are the type of person that will share your talents with others.

Judges look for evidence of the following:

  • Goal for the flight training specified.
  • Experience, service to others, and what others have to say about you through your letters of recommendation.
  • Achievements in life, particularly in aviation and the helicopter industry.
  • Attitude toward self and others, as shown through the entire application package.
  • Neatness, ability to follow instructions, completeness and accuracy of your application.
  • Reliability, motivation, and commitment to success as shown through prior employment, jobs and activities, and service to others.
  • Dedication to your career as shown through prior employment, especially in the helicopter industry.
  • Ability to accept responsibility and teamwork as shown through prior jobs and activities.
  • Financial need.

 

Whirly-Girls scholarship deadline approaches

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The applications for the 2017 scholarships are here!

THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1, 2016.

The Whirly-Girls, International Women Helicopter Pilots is offering three new scholarships: the Garmin GTN and G500/600 Course scholarship, the Night Flight Concepts Night Vision Goggle Initial Pilot Qualification scholarship, and the Robinson Helicopter R66 Safety Course scholarship. The group also offers 10 additional scholarships. Applications cost $50 and are due Oct. 1. For more information and to download the scholarship applications, visit the Whirly-Girls website.
http://www.whirlygirls.org/wg-scholarships

May-June-2016-FAA-Safety-Briefing

The May/June 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the important role it plays in general aviation safety. Articles in this issue cover everything from unmanned aircraft to commercial space operations, to how the FAA helps champion the power of technology in making flying safer and more efficient. We also discuss some of the possible pitfalls of technology, including its ability to distract and disrupt our decision-making skills.

Feature articles include:

  • Welcome to the William J. Hughes Technical Center – The Happiest Place in Aviation Tech! (p 8),
  • eLogbook Logistics – Considerations for Moving from Paper Log to Digital Login (p 11),
  • X-Ray Vision and Alphabet Soup – Decoding GA Vision Systems (p. 25)

The link to the online edition is: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/

 

Van Nuys Airport in particular has had an undue amount of Recent Runway Incursions! Will YOU be Next? Avoid getting requested to call the tower, or worse: an accident.

Taking some time to review the currently used Airport Taxiway and Runway Signs and Markings, as well as the Required Communications and your Pilot Responsibilities might be a good idea.

Speaker(s): Stelios Rapis, Chief Pilot / Owner Chrysler Aviation, Richard Mend CFI-AIM-ATP

Location: Rotor F/X, 16644 Roscoe Blvd, Van Nuys CA – KVNY big blue hangar
Time: 9Aam – 11am
Contact: Richard Mend for Reservations (818) 636-1021
E-mail: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net

FREE EVENT! ** BRING NOTE PAD & PEN **
FLY IN OK!

A great way to enrich your child’s life. Besides the adventure and excitement of flight that we all know, studies show students involved in flight training achieve significantly higher grades in education. This is  especially true in math, physics, science and geography. It also breeds a maturity and responsibility that few other activities can offer. Your child and their teachers will thank you.