Mikaela Young, Alaska

Mikaela Young, Alaska

Mikaela is based at PAFA, Fairbanks International Airport, in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Straight out of high school, Mikaela started A&P school and worked as a mechanic’s helper at Everts Air Cargo working on DC-6’s and C-46’s. She graduated a year later and tested and received her license. Almost two years later, she completed all the requirements to become a Flight Engineer on the DC-6 but had to wait a month till her 21st birthday before she received her license. Shortly after turning 22 Mikaela started flight training for her PPL. Within the next year she tested and received her private, instrument, commercial and multi engine rating. She was then checked out as a FO part 125 in the DC-6. Within the last 5 months since that happened she has received her tailwheel endorsement, CFI and single engine sea rating. She is currently in the middle of ground school and completing her ATP written so she can start training and get typed in the C-46 and DC-6. Ratings: Commercial ASEL, ASES, AMEL, Instrument airplane, CFI, Flight Engineer (DC-6) Aircraft flown PA-18, C-182, C-172, C-150, DC-6, C-46, PA-28R, PA-23, PA-32, AT8A, PC12 Dream taildragger: PA-18 Why I love taildraggers: They give me the endless opportunity to explore this beautiful state!...

Alyssa Cobb, Maryland

Alyssa Cobb, Maryland

Alyssa is based at KFDK, Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, MD. She owns a Cessna 170B and loves to fly taildraggers and go to grass strips! She just had her first child in July, so she is not flying very much at the moment. Ratings: Commercial pilot single and multiengine; Seaplane (single); CFI, Tailwheel endorsement Aircraft flown: Cessna 150/152, 170A/B, 172, 182; Piper Super Cub, Archer, Arrow, Aztec; Citabria, Decathlon Dream taildragger: Cessna 170B! Why I love taildraggers: I started flying with my dad in taildraggers off a grass strip behind our house! Taildraggers are true aviation for me. My dad rebuilt the Cessna 170B that I bought from him, and I met my husband through the airplane — he came to preheat the engine for me one winter day. So, it has many special memories with it, and I look forward to making memories with my son in it!...

McKenzie Mitchell, Alaska

McKenzie Mitchell, Alaska

McKenzie is based at PAFA, Fairbanks International Airport, in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is a hunting and fishing guide in Alaska who is looking to incorporate off-airport flying into her current work 🙂 Aircraft flown: PA-12, Cherokee 140, Piper Arrow, Cessna 150, 152, 172 Ratings: Private, Instrument, Tailwheel, Instrument and Advanced Ground Instructor Dream taildragger: PA12 Why I love taildraggers: Access to the Alaska wilds!...

Karina Skinner, Massachusetts

Karina Skinner, Massachusetts

Karina is based at IB9, Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Massachusetts. She is a student pilot with a tailwheel endorsement. She began to learn about planes when she was 8 years old. After that, she would read and watch almost anything she could about WW2 planes (mostly the fighters and pursuit planes). Karina decided that she wanted to learn how to fly. Two years ago her older sister got a flying lesson. Karina says, “I asked my mom if I could also go up. Two years later, I’m still flying and learning.” Aircraft flown: Sport Cruiser (CRUZ) , Warrior PA28-151, Cherokee PA28-140, Cessna 172, Citabria 7GCBC Dream taildragger: A Republic P-47 Thunderbolt or maybe an F4U Corsair! Why I love taildraggers: They are such a joy to fly in! They are able to do different landings unlike nosewheel planes and it’s a different experience flying in a tailwheel! They are fun to take off in and learn about, especially when you are sitting in the pilot’s seat getting the first-hand experience....

Angie Miller (Illinois)

Angie Miller (Illinois)

Angie is based at St Louis Downtown Airport, in Cahokia/St Louis, IL. She is currently a student pilot who was approaching her 50th birthday and decided to finally follow her dream of becoming a pilot. As this time, she’s just within a few weeks of earning her license. Aircraft flown: C172R and C172S Dream taildragger: Kelly’s “Fifinella”! Why I love taildraggers: Well, I love my friend Kelly who has a taildragger!...

Enter to Win ‘My Love Story’ Contest

Enter to Win ‘My Love Story’ Contest

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I’m sponsoring a ‘LOVE STORY’ Contest and giggling outloud just thinking about it! I’m a sucker for love stories and lucky for you, there’s a prize involved! 🙂 Love comes in unexpected ways but, in this contest, it ALWAYS involves aviation. I met my husband at the KEVV Airport Marathon Gas Station and promise to tell my story…. if you tell yours. Love comes in many forms so feel free to write about yours in any way that includes aviation; how you met your significant other, how you fell in love with taildraggers, your aviator wedding, your flying honeymoon, you get the gist – happy stuff that will make us smile and feel the LOVE! To enter the contest, please submit the following form and then email me at least one picture. The more pictures the better your odds of winning! Please email your pictures to LadyTaildraggers@gmail.com.  Winner will receive choice of one LadiesLoveTaildraggers jewelry or tshirt from the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Store. Entries will be posted on LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com, Tweeted and shared in our Facebook group!!...

Inaugural “Haunted Flying Tour” by LadiesLoveTaildraggers!

Inaugural “Haunted Flying Tour” by LadiesLoveTaildraggers!

After riding a wave of 8 amazing LadiesLoveTaildraggers fly-ins hosted at a variety of airports, I’ve decided it’s time for a shake up. And I mean a monumental shake up! I loved each and every one of our LLT flyins, all unique and spectacular in their own way. There is nothing not to love about a mass of ladies who LOVE to fly taildraggers gathering to celebrate their birds and the art of flying them. But the truth is, after each fly-in was said-and-done, I always had one minor regret – we flew our taildraggers very little. Don’t worry, I am not forgetting that some ladies flew many hours just to get to our fly-ins, myself included ~ But  beyond that, there was not a lot of flying happening. Weather may have played a part but it’s still the one thing I’ve not found peace with. We’re Ladies Who Love Taildraggers and that means burning 100LL. Let’s just do it! So this year there will be no LLT Fly-in at a host airport. Instead, I’m opting for something much bigger, much more expansive, much more fun and exciting than 2 to 3 days gathered at one single airport. This year I am hosting a 7-Day Flying Tour. Better yet, a “Haunted Flying Tour” that crosses 5 states (for those that choose to begin on Day 1). 7 Days of Flying Fun that begins at my home base in Indiana, crosses through Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, but at the heart, highlights the Great State of Texas. I’ve brought in the big guns, Gayla Maas from Texas,  and we’ve designed it so pilots can join our Flying Tour when able then fly back home when they must. Fly along for the full 7 days or join in and out with the Tour as your schedule allows. This is THE ultimate Flying Tour sandwiched into the best time of year to fly. Gayla and I agree, mark your calendars for September 30 thru October 6, 2018 for the best of Texas flying. Join us and learn about the “Haunted History of Texas”, maybe a little tongue-in-cheek but brace yourself for some scary-as-hell revelations! I’ve also hand-picked some incredible, historic airports, wonderful restaurants, several aviation museums and one very special fly-in we’ll attend. 7 Days will zip away while we make new friends, visit new places and share the fun of flying taildraggers. What you need to know: This is the BETA version of the “2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Haunted Flying Tour”. Your comments, suggestions and participation will morph this suggested flight schedule into our final, fixed itinerary. Please read through this first draft that we can build on. I am counting on local lady pilots to help and assist where possible. We’ll need ground support, ideas for camping, motels, food, tours, transportation, etc. to make this work. It’ll be a loosey-goosey tour that can go with the flow of weather and questionable number of participants. It will be an adventure! If you would like to help, please fill in the Comments Form at the end of this post. As always, I make zero dollars from this or any of our fly-ins and it is completely free to participate. Your only costs will be the same as I incur; motels, food, tours, fuel, etc. There is no “tour fee”. Itinerary Our route is subject to change but, just for fun, plug it into your iPad. KMQJ, KSIK, KARG, KPBF, 3F9, T82, KAQO, KBPG, KSWW, F23, KMWL. Then start planning your adventure! Saturday, September 29, anytime. Meet at my airport, KMQJ and overnight at my house for Sunday morning departure to Sikeston, MO. I have 8 extra beds, two already spoken for. I’ll find a room with friends for anyone else who wants to join us for the first leg of our 7 day flight. There’s no limit to how many we can host so please come to Indy! Sunday, September 30, Noon. Meet at KSIK Sikeston, MO for lunch at Lambert’s Cafe, Home of the Throwed Rolls. Do not miss this amazing, fun restaurant!! Lambert’s Cafe Sunday, September 30, Overnight KARG, Walnut Ridge Airport, Arkansas. Stay at our “Haunted Hotel” or camp on the field. Saturday Wings Of Honor WWII Museum Tour. Monday Breakfast at the Parachute Inn Restaurant Monday, October 1, 3F9, Mineola Weisner Airport, Mineola, Texas. Overnight. Aviation Museum Tour on the field. Tour of  Haunted Beckham Hotel. Camp on the field or overnight at area B&B’s or Best Western. “The Beckham Hotel has been the source of spooky stories, folklore and the home of colorful characters for decades at its prominent position in downtown Mineola. Exact historical information on the hotel is scarce, but it is believed to have been built in the late 1880s, said Lou Mallory, Wood County Historical Commission chairwoman. Mallory said there are no clear records on who built the original structure, but it was purchased by Mr. Beckham in the 1920s.”  Mineloa, Texas, Haunted Beckham Hotel Tuesday, October 2, T82, Fredericksburg, TX . Lunch stop & tour. SILVER CREEK SALOON AND RESTAURANT – ROBERT STRIEGLER HOUSE. Dating back to 1905, the historic house is now a restaurant and saloon. The place is haunted by a female apparition in period clothing, perhaps the wife of the original builder. Silver Creek Saloon and Restaurant Tuesday, October 2, KAQO, Llano, Texas. Overnight. Dabb’s Railroad Hotel and lots more. The hotel dates back to 1907, and was situated near the railroad to draw in weary travellers. Apparently, some were so tired that they never left, according to the current owners. During the renovations, a lot of ghostly activity was reported, although it settled down after their completion. Nowadays, whether it be the wife of a former owner or a phantom silver prospector, a spook has been known to leave the porch light on for guests arriving in the hours between dusk and dawn.   http://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/dabbs-railroad-hotel/ Wednesday, October 3, Big Springs Texas, Hotel Settles. Overnight. Hotel Settles was known as a place for Big Spring residents to commit suicide in the past. Now, their ghosts still haunt the lavish hotel, scaring guests.. A gem in the heart of Big Spring, Texas, Hotel Settles is a historic 1930s-era hotel that has been beautifully restored to its original elegance, with stylish details that evoke the charm, craftsmanship and architectural details of an earlier era. This full-service independently owned boutique hotel has a wonderful combination of true Texas hospitality and relaxed elegance, with 65 guestrooms and 15,000 sq. ft. of function space including the opulently restored Grand Ballroom and Lobby.  https://backpackerverse.com/hotel-settles-big-spring-texas/ Thursday, October 4, Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. Overnight. IN HONOR OF THE WASP’S, WE’LL HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON ON OUR HAUNTED TOUR DURING OUR VISIT TO AVENGER FIELD. Over fifty years ago, Avenger Field earned the distinction of being the largest all-female air base in American history. It is now Sweetwater Airport as it was prior to World War II. The Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP as it was known, actually began training women pilots in November 1942 at Howard Hughes field in Houston. In February 1943 Avenger Field became an all-female installation except for a few male instructors and other officers. Avenger Field remained a WASP training base until December of 1944 when it closed having fulfilled its mission. During its existence, 1,074 women pilots were trained at the facility including the thirty-seven that gave their lives in the service of their country. WASP MUSEUM Friday, October 5, Ranger Field Fly-in. Have a great time at this awesome fly-in then fly on to KMWL where motel rooms will be more readily available. https://www.rangerairfield.org/airshow Friday evening & Saturday, Mineral Wells Airport, KMWL, Texas, Haunted Walking Tour Saturday night and rock climbing at Lake Mineral Wells State Park. The fourteen story Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells has been closed and abandoned since 1972.  Some say old residents still haunt the old place and can be heard or even seen from time to time. Much to see and do at this fun stop.  http://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/20161025/eerie-experience-of-baker-hotel-ghost-walk...

International Council of Air Shows Foundation 2017 Scholarships

International Council of Air Shows Foundation 2017 Scholarships

ICAS Foundation With several active scholarships available to future aspiring pilots and performers, the ICAS Foundation’s goal is to help support these young men and women’s education to provide the air show and aviation industry with its future leaders. The deadline for all scholarship application is December 31st of each year. The scholarship winners are announced the following Spring, just in time for prime flight training season. Active Scholarships ICAS Foundation GAMA Sean DeRosier Memorial Charlie Hillard Memorial Jan Jones Memorial Marion Cole Scholarship Lovelace-Drake Memorial  ...

Women In Aviation 2017 Scholarships

Women In Aviation 2017 Scholarships

Scholarship applications must be submitted or postmarked by November 14, 2016. WIA Scholarships 2017 Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for men and women who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. While many WAI scholarships are for females only, some are not so restricted. Must be a WAI member to apply Men may apply providing the awards to open to males Applicants may only apply to 2 awards annually At one annual WAI Conference, 60 women and men were awarded a total of nearly $700,000 in scholarships. Here is a past listing of awards (actual scholarships vary by year): Airbus A320 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships – $31,000 Airbus Leadership Grant – $5,000 each Airline Ground Schools, Inc. – $3,000 Boeing Company Career Enhancement Scholarship – $2,500 each Bombardier Lear Jet 31A pilot type rating Scholarship – $22,000 each Bombardier Lear Jet Maintenance Training Scholarship – $9,360 CAE SimuFlite Citation Corporate Aircraft Training Scholarship – $5,000 Cessna “Earn a Private Pilot’s Certificate” Scholarship – $7,000 Cessna Scholarship for Citation Encore Type Rating – $18,800 Commercial Airline Pilot Airline/Jet Transition Course Scholarship – $22,495 Continental Airlines 737 Flight Training Scholarships – $8,000 each Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation Scholarship – $1,000 Delta Air Lines Boeing B737-800 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships – $35,000 each Delta Connection Academy Scholarship – $5,000 Elisha Hall Memorial Scholarships – Wright Chapter – $1,000 Express Jet Airlines Regional Jet Transition Course – $15,000 FedEx Express Flight Scholarship – $2,500 FlightSafety CAPT-WAI Scholarship – $22,495 If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It Scholarship – $500 Kathy K. Hodgkins Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 Keep Flying Scholarship 2008 – $1,000 Lockheed Martin – $1,000 each New Horizons Memorial Scholarship – $1,000; $300; $300 R-W Foundation – $1,000 Ride the Sun – $500 Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Type Rating Scholarships – $35,000 each Spirit of Aviation Scholarship – $1,200 Telex Flight Training Scholarship – $900 United Airlines 737 Type Rating Scholarship – $33,000 each WAI Washington State Chapter Scholarship – $1,000 Women in Aviation, International Achievement Award -$750 each Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship – $2,000 Women Military Aviators – Dream of Flight Scholarship – $2,500 Chuck Yeager Foundation WAI Scholarship Award – $1,000 http://www.wai.org/education/scholarships.cfm  ...

Ninety-Nines 2017 Scholarships

Ninety-Nines 2017 Scholarships

Section and Chapter Scholarships Section and Chapter Scholarship List 99s CHAPTER AND SECTION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AMELIA EARHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Each year, The Ninety-Nines award several scholarships to qualified members for flight training (advanced and student) or courses in specialized branches of aviation. Criteria: The scholarships are open to members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Read all about the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships. ALASKA CHAPTER 99s The Alaska Chapter offers 2 scholarships.  $1000 for a Private Pilot and $1500 for an Advanced Rating. The MatSu Chapter offers a $1000 scholarship. Criteria: Must be a female resident of Alaska. ALAMEDA COUNTY (CA) CHAPTER 99s The Alameda County Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is sponsoring one Aviation Scholarship in the amount of $1000. DEADLINE: Application must be postmarked by November 15, 2011. Criteria: The applicant must be a female who is actively pursuring flight training, has soloed and passed her FAA Written Examination and must live within the nine Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma).  More information… CONTACT: Genny Solorio ANTELOPE VALLEY 99s FUTURE WOMEN PILOTS AWARD PROGRAM Upon successful completion of certain milestone phases of their flight training, an FWP in our chapter will be awarded specific stipends (including 99s membership dues) not to exceed $800. CONTACT: Rosemary Jensen-Coonrod BAKERSFIELD CHAPTER Primary Training (applicant must have soloed) Air Racing registration entry and expenses Training: aerobatic, soaring, seaplane rating, spin recognition and recovery training, mountain flying, ballooning Volunteer flights e.g. Angel Flight, Pilots ‘n Paws International competitions We are offering four $1000 scholarships to local women. The four scholarships are to be used by the recipients to obtain an advanced rating or training to further their pursuit in aviation.  Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline, April 25, 2014. Scholarship information can be found here.  www.bakersfield99s.org/scholarships.html BAY CITIES CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP Each Spring the Bay Cities Chapter offers a scholarship to a woman working toward her Private or Sport pilot license. 99s Membership is NOT a requirement. She must live within 99 nautical miles of KOAK (Oakland Airport). Applications are posted in January with submission deadlines in April. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Bay Cities Chapter website at http://baycities99s.org and navigate to the scholarship age or contactscholarship@baycities99s.org. CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP $500 A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving female pilot who has the desire to expand her knowledge and experiences in aviation. Applicable to experiences in aviation such as… Criteria:  Female candidate must possess a pilot’s certificate and complete and send in the application form which must be postmarked by the due date, April 1. DEADLINE: April 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Email Margaret Duncan, Scholarship Adminstrator for official application form.  Information is also available atwww.mid-atlantic99s.org. Click here for Flyer and Application. CHICAGO AREA CHAPTER – RICHARD J SANTORI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship offers two annual scholarships to members of the North Central Section (“NCS”) under the auspices of The Chicago Area Chapter of The Ninety-Nines (“CAC”).One scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is to be used to assist a 99 in the completion of an additional pilot certificate or rating.  Applicants must be a current pilot with the appropriate medical certificate and must be approaching the flight time requirement for the desired rating or certificate.The other scholarship offers $1,000 to assist a Student Pilot Member toward completion of an initial pilot certificate, in any aircraft.  Applicants must have soloed, and, if required for the pilot certificate sought, must have a current medical certificate and must have passed the written exam. Criteria:  Must be a current member of The 99s, the NCS and their chapter in good standing. Application and additional information: Click here to download the application and additional information. DEADLINE: March 15 CHRISTINA MYERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – IMPERIAL So-Lo CHAPTER 99s Criteria: This $1000 scholarship is established for a woman beginning student who has soloed and passed the written examination. There must be a recommendation from a certified flight instructor.  She must be a resident of Imperial or San Deigo County. DEADLINE: October 11, 2010 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: By mail: Scholarship Fund 1108 E. Evans Hewes Hwy. El Centro, CA 92243 or visit our website athttp://www.iplsolo99s.org/iplscholarship.html COLORADO CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP Scholarship(s) are awarded yearly to women student pilots in the state of Colorado to complete a private license. Amount number of scholarships varies by year. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit our website at http://www.colorado99s.org/scholarship.htm CONNECTICUT CHAPTER $1000 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY Criteria: Female, residing in the State of Connecticut (OR, if not a CT resident, sponsored by a CT 99 Chapter member), holding current medical certificate, and planning to make aviation a vocation, or an avocation that will contribute to The 99s mission of encouraging women to enter the world of aviation. Basic Requirements: Application, Essay, Letters of Recommendations DEADLINE: December 1 CONTACT: Rebecca Green with questions or request for application. COYOTE COUNTRY CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS We are offering the Pam Van Der Linden Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000. Criteria: Female Private Pilot furthering her training in the Southern California area. We are also offering the Barbara Brotherton Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $750. Criteria: Female student pilots who have soloed or will solo by the application due date. Application available online at www.coyote99s.com or by email at shannonaaustin@gmail.com CONTACT: Shannon Austin EASTERN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS The Eastern New England Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots, announces three 2013 scholarships available for women and men studying for a career in aviation or training in aviation. Pat Theberge Honarary Scholarship — $1500 This scholarship is open to both women and men. William Bridge Scholarship — $1500 This scholarship is open to women with at least a private pilot certificate. Ann Wood Kelly Memorial Scholarship — $1500 This scholarship is open to women with at least a private pilot certificate. SECTION SCHOLARSHIP The New England Section of The Ninety-Nines offers one scholarship in memory of New Hampshire aviator Shirley Mahn, who died at the controls of her Piper Aztec. Shirley Mahn Memorial Scholarship — $1500 Open to both women and men. All scholarships require a New England connection.  The applicant must be either a resident of one of the six New England states or studying in New England. For questions and applications for all four scholarships – please email your request to lmaarch@aol.com or mail to Linda Moody, 93A Groton St., Peperell, MA 01463.  Completed applications must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2013. EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER 99s AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP Scholarship award can be used for any aviation purpose. Criteria: Applicant must be female who resides, is employed, or attends school in the Greater Delaware Valley; must be at least 16 years old at the time of application.  There is no upper age limit.  Applicant must be available for a personal interview with the Scholarship Committee. DEADLINE: All parts of the completed application must be received by April 30. CONTACT: Carole Wyman – Scholarship Chairman FLORIDA GOLDCOAST CHAPTER 99s – FRAN SARGENT SCHOLARSHIP Fran Sargent Scholarship offered by the Florida Goldcoast Chapter to help a woman with at least a private pilot certificate pursue her aviation goals. Up to $2000. DEADLINE: October 15, 2013 CONTACT: Kimberley Lowe 305-984-0561 for more information or visit www.flgoldcoast99s.org. FLORIDA SPACEPORT 99s — MARY BLACKWELL JOEHRENDT/ANNE WALKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP — $1500 Criteria: Recipients must be famale at least 18 years old holding a PPL living in or be a permanent resident of The 99s Southeast Section (FL, GA, NC, SC, AL, MS, LA and TN) with financial need and have a desire to make the field of aviation her career. DEADLINE: Mary 31 CONTACT: Florida Spaceport 99s GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAPTER 99s The Greater Kansas City Chapter of The Ninety-Nines is proud to offer flight training scholarship(s) to promote women in aviation and flight training assistance. More:  Criteria and Scholarship Application. DEADLINE: October 15, 2013 CONTACT: Penny Kunzman for additional information. GREATER SEATTLE CHAPTER The Greater Seattle Chapter Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the 2011 Chapter Scholarship.  The scholarship in the amount of $2000 will be awarded to a Student Pilot with a minimum of 10 hours flight time logged, to be used toward completion of a Private or Sport Pilot Certificate. Criteria: 1) Be a female resident of Western Washington   2) Provide proof of having passed the written exam   3) Possess current Medical and Student Pilot Certificates   4) Be willing to work with an aviation mentor for six calendar months and attend at least one Greater Seattle Chapter 99s meeting to report on your progress FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Christine Hollingsworth, Scholarship Chairman and visit our website at www.seattle99s.org. LAKE ERIE 99S BERNICE BARRIS AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP The Lake Erie Chapter is offering a $1000 scholarship to be used for initial or advanced flight training. This scholarship will be awarded annually and honors member Bernice Barris, for her 44 years of dedicated service and support of women pilots. Criteria: Applicants must reside in the state of Ohio, be a current member of the International 99s and belong to a 99s chapter for at least two years as of the application date. For deadline and more information, click here. MANITOBA CHAPTER – ROSELLA BJORNSON SCHOLARSHIP The Manitoba Chapter of The Ninety-Nines is pleased to announce the availability of the Rosella Bjornson Scholarship. The flight training scholarship is in the amount of $1500 and is to be used for advance flight training. Solo time or time building hours do not qualify. Scholarship payments will be made to the flight school or flying club directly and is to be used within a 12 month period. Criteria: The scholarship is open to female residents of Manitoba or a member of the Manitoba Chapter of The 99s, and hold a Private Pilot License or higher. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://canadian99s.com/chapters-manitoba/ MINNESOTA 99s CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD The Minnesota Chapter of the Ninety-Nines is offering two $1,000 scholarships to qualifying applicants. These scholarships will be awarded in March. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for course work toward a Private Pilot license and the second $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for an additional rating or endorsement. This Scholarship is open to all women pilots, including members of The Ninety-Nines. Criteria: 1) Applicant must be: a) Female and at least 25 years of age. b) Pursuing an aviation goal that includes flight training. c) Minnesota resident or student of a Minnesota school.   2) If applicant is a student pilot, she must already have her solo endorsement.   3) Applicant must have received a passing grade on the written FAA exam.   4) Applicant must complete the application process.   5) Application and all supporting documents must be postmarked by December 31.   6) Applicant cannot be a previous Minnesota 99s scholarship or Amelia Eahart winner.   7) Winner must commit to membership in The Ninety-Nines, Inc. and the Minnesota Chapter for two consecutive years following award of scholarship. DEADLINE: December 31 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Minnesota website at www.minnesota99s.org or download the flyer at /userfiles/file/Scholarship Award Outline.pdf and the application at /userfiles/file/Scholarship Application.pdf MONTANA CHAPTER 99s — $1000 Criteria: Female student pilot, resident of Montana and be receiving her flight training in the State of Montana. CONTACT: Charity Fechter MONTEREY BAY CHAPTER 99s — $2000 The Monterey Bay Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots is offering one $2000 scholarship to a local woman.  It is either to be used by the recipient to obtain her private pilot license or to obtain an advanced rating to further her pursuit of a career in aviation. Criteria:The Student applicant must be in good health and not dependent on medication or have any other disqualifying condition. The Advanced applicant must have a current medical certificate, appropriate to the rating she seeks. The applicant must live in Santa Cruz or Monterey County. If the applicant is already a licensed pilot, she must have completed any necessary written exams, have a current flight review or equivalent, and have all ratings prerequisite to the rating she seeks before money is awarded but not necessarily before application. Otherwise, she must have completed the private written exam before money is awarded, but not necessarily before application. The applicant, if less than 18 years of age, may elect to use the scholarship for ground school instruction expenses or have the money held until she is 18 years of age for flight instruction expenses. If not already a licensed pilot, applicant must be proficient in English. The applicant must demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship. DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline, January 31. CONTACT: Gabrielle Adelman, Scholarship Committee MOUNT SHASTA 99s — $1500 Full details and applications are available on the website at www.mountshasta99s.org DEADLINE: December 31 NEW ENGLAND SECTION SCHOLARSHIPS See Eastern New England Chapter above. NEW JERSEY CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP New Jersey Chapter will award one $3,000 scholarship. Criteria: The scholarship is open to both men and women. They must be at least a student pilot or pilot who is trying to further their aviation goals, attain a PPL or additional ratings.  Training is only allowed in New Jersey. DEADLINE: October 31 CONTACT:  Download the application or email Rosemary Albrecht at justflyinglow@comcast.net NORTH CENTRAL SECTION — RICHARD J. SANTORI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship offers two annual scholarships to members of the North Central Section (“NCS”) under the auspices of the Chicago Area Chapter of The Ninety-Nines (“CAC”). One scholarship in the amount of $2000 is to be used to assist a 99 in the completion of an additional pilot certificate or rating. Criteria:  Applicants must be a current pilot with the appropriate medical certificate and must be approaching the flight time requirement for the desired rating or certificate. The other scholarship offers $1000 to assist an Associate 99 member toward completion of an initial pilot certificate, in any aircraft. Criteria: Applicant must have soloed, and, if required for the pilot certificate sought, must have a current medical certificate and must have passed the written exam. Deadline: Completed Application and Attachments Must be Postmarked by March 1. Click here for more information and applications. NORTHWEST SECTION – NW Section Scholarship of up to $1000. Check out the requirements on the Northwest Section Websitehttp://www.nw99s.org/ OKLAHOMA CHAPTER 99s — UP TO $5000 Criteria: Female residing in Oklahoma. CONTACT: Janis Love PARADISE COAST CHAPTER 99s WINGS OVER PARADISE CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS The Paradise Coast Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is offering one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for flight training. DEADLINE: Application must be received by March 15. Criteria: Female Florida resident age 16 or older with a minimum of a student pilot certificate (or medical certificate appropriate for the rating sought), documented flight training toward the rating desired and a passing grade on any written test needed for that rating. Scholarships will be used to help defray the cost of obtaining an aviation rating. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND APPLICATION: visit our website at www.paradisecoast99s.org CONTACT: Ellen Herr at paradisecoast99s@hotmail.com for more information. PHOENIX CHAPTER 99s Two $2000 annual scholarships for female student pilots.  Arizona residency required. Details and application are on the Phoenix website. RENO HIGH SIERRA CHAPTER 99s See the Flyer at /userfiles/file/RHS%20SCHOLARSHIP%20FLYER%202013.pdf and the application packet at www.renohighsierra99s.org Two available scholarships:  $2,500 towards a Private Pilot Certificate and $3,000 towards an advanced rating. Eligible applicants must be female student pilots and female pilots who reside within 100 nautical mile radius of the Reno Tahoe International Airport and includes area north of Hwy 50 to the Utah, Idaho and Oregon borders. Scholarship is applicable to any category of aircraft, i.e. airplane, glider, rotorcraft, lighter-than-air and powered lift. Student pilots must have soloed by the application deadline. Advanced pilots must have already completed at least 5 hours of flight training towards advanced rating/license with a CFI. DEADLINE: Applications due by April 30, 2013. CONTACT: KayLynn Marble or Deb Richied with questions, respectively 775-848-8712 or 775-853-1314 or via email tocaptsmarble@charter.net. For an application write to: Reno High Sierra 99s PO Box 12863 Reno, NV 89510 or download pdf application at www.renohighsierra99s.org RENO AREA CHAPTER 99s One advanced rating in the amount of $3000 (must hold a valid private pilot certificate and current medical). One private certificate in the amount of $2000 (must hold a valid student pilot certificate). Criteria:  1) Current reside within a 75 nm radius of Reno. 2) Have lived in the area for at least one year. 3) Have not been a recipient of our scholarship for the past three years. 4) For private certificate, must have completed first solo flight. MORE INFORMATION: Applications available in February, for application contact Kathy Walton and use “scholarship info” as subject. SACRAMENTO VALLEY 99s SCHOLARSHIP SHIRLEY LEHR/BETTY ALAIR MEMORIAL AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP  The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc. is sponsoring one Aviation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000.  The applicant must be a female who is actively pursuing flight training, has soloed and passed her FAA Written Examination and must live within 99 NM of Sacramento Executive Airport. FOR MORE INFORMATION, click here or the application, click here SAN DIEGO 99s SCHOLARSHIPS The Chapter also offers four scholarships, The Marian Delano Memorial, Dottie Sanders Memorial, Darlene Kelley Memorial and Student Pilot Awards, annually for a total of over $5000. Criteria: Female pilot in the Southwest Section area.  Scholarship award on the basis of a written essay and need. DEADLINE: January 28th. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email 99@sd99s.org or visit our website at www.sandiego99s.org. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY 99s CAREER SCHOLARSHIP – $3000 Up to three scholarships available to men and women who want to further their careers in Aviation. Criteria: 18 years of age, US CITIZEN and resident of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Applications available in January and scholarships awarded in June. FOR MORE INFORMATION: visit our website at http://www.sfv99s.org or send SASE to: SFV 99s CAREER SCHOLARSHIPS, PO Box 7142, Van Nuys, CA 91409. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY 99s FUTURE WOMEN PILOTS ASSISTANCE AWARDS Designed to assist women in obtaining Private Pilot Certificates and can be as much as $400. Criteria: 18 years old and must reside in the Great Los Angeles Area. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Send SASE to: FUTURE WOMEN PILOT PROGRAM, PO Box 7142, Van Nuys, CA 91409. SAN GABRIEL VALLEY 99s Mt. San Antonio College Scholarship — $1000 Awarded to a female Mt. SAC student in the professional pilot program who is also a member of the San Gabriel Chapter 99s.  Recipient is chosen by the department co-chair. Jean Bustos Memorial Scholarship — $1000 In memory of Jean Bustos, San Gabriel Valley Chapter member. The JEAN BUSTOS SCHOLARSHIP FUND has been established as a perpetual scholarship, awarded to a mature woman pilot seeking further advancement in her interest in aviation. Areas of advancement include, but are not limited to vocational costs, flight training, testing and/or costs of basic training or retraining. DEADLINE: April 15 CONTACT: Ilse Hipfel Linda Hayden Memorial Future Woman Pilot Scholarship — $1000 In memory of Linda Hayden, San Gabriel Valley Chapter member.  The LINDA HAYDEN MEMORIAL FUTURE WOMAN PILOT SCHOLARSHIP is a perpetual scholarship awarded to a resident of the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas who meets the following criteria:  Female, Not a licensed pilt, A United States Citizen, between the ages of 17 and 99 as of May 1, 2015 of the preceding year. APPLICATION AND MORE INFORMATION DEADLINE: April 15 CONTACT: Loreen Wynja SANTA BARBARA 99s — CJ STRAWN AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP — UP TO $2000 The CJ Strawn Aviation Scholarship is to honor this Renaissance woman and corageous aviator who have so much of herself to aviation. Criteria: Any woman at least 16 years of age residing within the State of California interested in becoming a pilot and willing to join the International 99s and local 99s Chapter. Winner must agree to be photographed and interviewed to publicize the scholarship. DEADLINE AND MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jo Duffy. joduffy@rain.org or 805-569-0660. Click here for additional information and application. SANTA BARBARA 99s — JOAN STEINBERGER AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP — UP TO $2500 One for a student pilot and one for a certificated pilot to complete an advanced rating.  Sometimes scholarships might be divided between candidates. Criteria: Open to southwest Section 99s and Future Women Pilots DEADLINE AND MORE INFORMATION: Available on the Southwest Section website at: www.sws99s.org/section/scholarships.html SANTA ROSA 99s SCHOLARSHIP — $3000 Funds to be used for academic tuition, fees for technical school or flight training. Criteria: 17 years old, female, private pilot, current medical and flight review. Must live within 150 miles of Charles M. Schulz, Sonoma County Airport (STS) and be working toward a career in aviation. DEADLINE: May 1st CONTACT: Valerie Suberg or Santa Rosa 99s at sr99s@sonic.net SCIOTO VALLEY (OHIO) CHAPTER 99s Criteria: Female Ohio resident pursuing advanced ratings. CONTACT: Paula Rumbaugh SEDONA RED ROCKETTES SCHOLARSHIP — $1000-$1500 Criteria: Applicants must be from AZ with a valid medical and a minimum of 10 hours student pilot flight instruction (if a student) in the past six months to apply. DEADLINE: November CONTACT: Jean McConnell, 2305 Cessna Circle, Campe Verde, AZ 86322, 928-567-6888 or by email jmcconnell@swiftwireless.com. SUGARLOAF PAY IT FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP: $500 –Sugarloaf Chapter 99s is offering up to a $500 scholarship in honor the “small but mighty” Sugarloaf 99’s chapter, who has provided inspiration and support to fellow aviatrix by “Paying It Forward” to help support the women of our chapter and section pursue their aviation related goals. Funds may be used for any phase of flight training (initial pilot through ATP including instrument, instructor or other ratings), academic work related to aviation, air racing, or charity flying to a qualified applicant who is an associate or member of the Sugarloaf Chapter or the Mid-Atlantic Region of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Additional requirements are:(1) Initial Certificate and Instrument Rating require a chapter or section mentor identified and recommendation letter written by the mentor (one of the two required)(2) Applicant Essay should include how you intend to use the funds, how any additional expenses will be covered to complete your chosen activity, how long you have been an associate or member, and a brief history of your volunteerism(3) At least one of the Letters of Recommendation should be from your CFI, Trainer, Teacher, Program Lead, etc. supporting your effort(4) Provide a copy of the Training or Event Program/Curriculum/Syllabus, etc. that outlines the activity to be funded (limit 2 pages).Please note that applicant and mentor (if applicable) must report monthly to the Sugarloaf Scholarship Chair on Progress. Funds will be paid to the vendor directly after receipt of evidence achieving specific milestone(s) or other criteria agreed upon at the time of award notification. For additional information send an email to Scholarship Chairman VENTURA COUNTY 99sThe Ventura County Ninety-Nines are pleased to offer female Pilot and Advanced Scholarships. Please visit http://www.vc99s.com/ for more information. WEST CANADA SECTION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD — $1500 Criteria: The applicant must be a woman who resides in the West Canada Section (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon Territory). CONTACT: Betty Moore...

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