2013 Applications now being accepted for The Spaatz Association’s Aerospace Leadership Flight Scholarships
It’s time once again to announce that applications are being accepted for the Aerospace Leadership Flight Scholarship. We are looking at 2 and possibly 3 $2500 scholarships to award this year. All cadets who have earned their Billy Mitchell Award, have earned their solo wings in powered aircraft and have a GPA of 3.0 or better are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications is 30 September 2012. New this year is the ability to apply online at www.spaatz.org. Here you will also find more information on the scholarship process and how you can best apply for consideration.
Should you have any questions regarding the ALS scholarship please contact Bob Mattes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any inquiries regarding the online application process contact Mike Hower at mike.hower@strategic.KS.com. We wish the best to all applicants applying for this special opportunity to move beyond your solo and onto your private license.
The Seattle Times has a story about Don Bateman, who invented the “ground-proximity-warning-system” technology used on airplanes. His invention has reduced controlled flight into terrain crashes by 99.9% for commercial aircraft. From the article:
The technology eliminated the “No. 1 killer in aviation for decades,” said Bill Voss, chief executive of the Flight Safety Foundation. “It’s accepted within the industry that Don Bateman has probably saved more lives than any single person in the history of aviation.”