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    Three Aviation Scholarships Totaling $10,000 Offered by the Westchester Aviation Association and the Academy of Aviation

    White Plains, NY – March 15, 2021 – The Westchester Aviation Association (WAA), a non-profit organization representing general aviation at Westchester County Airport, have announced three scholarships totaling $10,000 for pilot training and professional development.

    Two scholarships in the amounts $6,000 and $2,500 are in collaboration with Academy of Aviation, a flight school located at the airport, and will be given as credit to be used only at Academy of Aviation. These scholarships will be awarded to those who wish to begin pilot training, or for existing pilots who need additional training to advance in their pilot careers.

    In addition, the WAA will offer a Professional Development Scholarship of $1,500 to be used for continuing education for those who wish to pursue a career in business aviation, outside of the cockpit.

    The deadline for scholarship applications is April 17, 2021. The winners will be announced at an upcoming WAA sponsored event. Scholarship winners will be required to attend the event to accept their awards.

    Click here for more information about the scholarships and prerequisites for application.

    The WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarships are named after William R. Weaver, who passed away in April 2019. Bill was one of the founders of West Air, which later became Million Air, White Plains. His career in aviation spanned over forty years and he was a long-time member of the Westchester Aviation Association’s Board of Directors. Bill also served for eighteen years in local government, volunteered his time with various boards and organizations, including as Mayor of Armonk.

    About The Westchester Aviation Association

    The Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) is the voice of general aviation at Westchester County Airport (HPN) – a not-for-profit organization, which promotes aviation education and understanding to those who value the importance of a dynamic Westchester County Airport.

    The WAA represents a growing number of individuals, businesses, and corporations from all over the United States, but primarily from the Northeast.

    The goals of the organization are to:

    • Promote the importance and value of the Westchester County Airport to the general public, government officials and the media.
    • Promote harmony, coordination, and cooperation within the local aviation community.
    • Promote safe, secure, and environmentally friendly operating practices.
    • Promote enhancement of aviation facilities at HPN that improve safety, utility, and efficiency.

About The Academy of Aviation

Academy of Aviation is one of the premier Part 141 flight schools in the New York City metro area with flight school locations at Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale, NY and Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, NY. The flight school also has locations at Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH) in Charlotte/Gastonia, NC and Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field (KFFC) in Peachtree/Atlanta, GA.

Academy of Aviation provides a full range of initial and advanced flight instruction courses including Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, CFI and ATP, along with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings.

Westchester Aviation Association is a non-profit organization.

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