Meet WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship Winner Sarah Bailey
Sarah Bailey wins the Introductory Flight Award. Sarah is an active participant in the Civil Air Patrol, NY Wing and her love of aviation began 3 years ago after attending The New York Air Show at Stewart International Airport. She just completed her junior year in high school and would love to attend the US Air Force Academy or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College and dreams of becoming a cargo pilot for the US Air Force.Sarah will attend pilot training at Lackland Air Force base in Texas where you experience the life of an air force pilot for a week and would like to obtain her private pilot certificate before flying off to college. Sarah receives a $2,500 scholarship to Academy of Aviation for flight lessons.
Meet WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship Winner Edward Jimenez
The winner of the Professional Pilot Award is Edward Jimenez. Edward is a CFI and works part-time in line service for a charter company. He has wanted to be a pilot since he was just 7 years old and loves to share his enthusiasm for aviation with this students.
Edward is a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol and his goal is to become a corporate pilot and become an Aviation Certified Manager (CAM) in order to be knowledgeable in all aspects of business aviation. He will work towards his multi-engine instructor rating with this award and has received a $6,000 scholarship to Academy of Aviation for advanced flight training.