ASA debuts Learn to Fly blog

New from ASA is the Learn to Fly Blog, a place for current pilots, students, and future pilots to learn, explore, and share insights on the foundations of flight and flight training. Find out what it takes to become a pilot, learn the fundamental principles behind the wonder of flight, get test-taking tips, share training experiences with your peers, and learn about careers in aviation.

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Air Race Classic champions use winnings to establish scholarship

Erin Cude, Joyce Wilson, and Dianna Stanger)

The Racing Aces, Dianna Stanger, Joyce Wilson and Erin Cude, sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft, are establishing a new $5,000 Aviation Aces Scholarship for Women. The team just won the 2014 Air Race Classic and is funding the scholarship with their winnings and sponsorships to underwrite aviation education for women. The 2012 Racing Aces team also won the Air Race Classic and awarded a scholarship.

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Upwind Summer Scholarship recipients now private pilots

Upwind Summer Scholarship Program 2014 Winners Stephen Schick (L) and Julie Korsmeyer (R) with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner Linda Monahan (C) after passing their Private Pilot checkrides.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program congratulates its 2014 winners for successfully completing the program. Julie Korsmeyer and Stephen Schick, both of San Mateo, Calif., were chosen from a large pool of impressive applications to receive a complete primary flight training program including ground school, flight training, and all the corresponding materials and mentoring.

Julie and Stephen went from ground school to check ride in only five months — they started ground school in April, flight training in June, and finished up with their Private Pilot checkrides in August.
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