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Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship

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WAI in partnership with J. Elliot Marketing (Nipomo, California), offer a $2,500 flight training scholarship in memory of Christine Reed. Christine never completed her flight training. She loved airplanes and loved airports, and she attempted to become a private pilot. Christine passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32.

Many pilots never forget their first solo because it's such a momentous occasion. It gives an aspiring pilot a great deal of confidence to overcome all of the hurdles in the first stages of training and the tools to transition from student pilot to solo pilot to private pilot. Becoming a private pilot is the first major step toward a life in general aviation and/or becoming a professional pilot.

The Christine Reed Memorial Flight Scholarship is open to women ages 16-30 who have soloed within the last six months preceding applying for this scholarship and are working toward their recreational, sport pilot, or private pilot certificate. Applicants must provide a copy of their solo endorsement with the application. Preference will be given to New Jersey, Illinois, and Arizona residents, but all applicants will be considered. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school of your choice.

In addition to WAI requirements submit a one- to two-page essay (remember, concise is always nice) that explains "Why I Love to Fly."

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