One hundred twenty six applications from 37 states were received after Ground Effect Advisors (GEA) announced a scholarship focused exclusively on Flying Clubs. GEA expected 40-50.
On May 15, GEA will announce 10 finalists for the scholarship. The winning applicant will be provided with more than $3,500 worth of products, services, and support, all of which is geared towards getting the next great Flying Club off the ground. The winner will be announced on June 1.
“We are inspired by the quality and volume of applications we received for this scholarship,” said Todd McClamroch, a GEA executive. “The overwhelming response sends a strong message about the common thread that runs through the pilot community. Our scholarship will help one of these applicants get a Flying Club airborne, but we don’t plan to stop there. We see great potential at airports across the country and are dedicated to working with our partners to help as many of these applicants as possible.”