Applications are now being accepted for the Cascade Warbirds 2015 scholarship program.
The organization works to promote the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft; to acquire and perpetuate the living history of those who served their country on these aircraft; and to inspire today’s young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.
In its efforts to engage youth, it offers scholarships for private pilot ground school with introductory flights.
Cascade Warbirds has teamed with Galvin Flight Service at Boeing Field in Seattle, and with Avian Flight Center at the Bremerton, Wash., airport to provide the scholarship recipient with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights.
The ground school portion comprises classroom lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, practical exercises, and field trips over a period of approximately 55 hours. Classes generally meet two weeknights per week for two and one-half hours and one Saturday per week for four hours over a period of six weeks. Successful completion of the Private Pilot Ground School will qualify the student to take the FAA’s Private Pilot Written Exam.
This award also includes two instructional flights. The first flight will occur part way through the ground school, based on the instructor’s recommendation, and the second flight will occur after the successful completion of the ground school course. Each flight will include a pre-flight briefing, taxi and runway procedures, introduction to radio communications, the takeoff, a series of in-flight maneuvers, the return and landing, and post-flight procedures. These two flights will be logged in the student’s logbook and count toward the minimum flight time required to earn a Private Pilot license.
This scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of award. This scholarship is valued at $1,125 and a minimum of six awards will be made.