Announcing the EAA Women Soar Society – Ladies Love Taildraggers Scholarships!!

As promised, Ladies Love Taildraggers will soon be awarding EVEN MORE flying scholarships.  Within the last 30 days we’ve awarded 6 scholarships to 6 very deserving ladies and, the good news is, 5 more are in the works.

What? More Scholarships? How is that possible?

It is only possible through the generosity of the EAA Women Soar Society. The Women Soar Society’s mission is to grow the participation of women in aviation careers and areas of passion, and to support opportunities in aviation for women of all ages.

How is the Women Soar Society partnering with Ladies Love Taildragger?

The Society awarded us $5000 in a matching grant program. $5000 from the Society matched by $5000 in cash and in-kind-services (flight training) donated to Ladies Love Taildraggers. Total $10,000!! It’s huge – it’s miraculous –  it’s extraordinarily generous, and it allows us this fantastic opportunity to provide more awesome scholarships.

How is LLT raising $5000?

I admit, it’s been a struggle for me to raise that kind of additional funds. Lots of phone calls, emails, texts and Facebook posts have got me this far. I’m not there yet though, and would love to hear from any flight school willing to donate or discount flight training to our cause. Many thanks to Catherine Cavagnaro,  Rebecca Cozad and Daryl Hickman for donating flight training and aircraft. Also, thank you to EAA Chapter 67, Sharon Tinkler, Tom Mathews & Ming Lowe for much needed cash donations.  Contact LadyTaildraggers@gmail.com.

How many new scholarships will there be?

Today, I am happy to announce we have 5 confirmed scholarships. If we’re lucky, more will follow!

When can you apply?

Now! The application period ends May 17, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded no later than June 30, 2020.

How will the coronavirus impact the timing of flight training?

The safety of our CFIs and scholarship winners is our #1 priority.  As the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to expand, flight training for all scholarships will temporarily be put on hold until both CFI and scholarship winners deem appropriate.  In a safe and healthy world, the goal would be to complete flight training in 2020.


Scholarship Application link included below. You are welcome to apply if you are female and meet the following requirements:

-Must be a minimum 18 years of age by May 1, 2020
-Must be a female pilot holding a minimum of Sport Pilot certificate
-Must have a current Flight Review
-Must have current medical as required by FAA airman’s certificate
-Must complete a telephone interview (finalists)
-Must write a short essay about your training experience for LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com
-Applications accepted worldwide

All flight training will be administered by FAA certified taildragger CFIs. These CFIs support our mission of empowering women to live their dream of flying a taildragger with an emphasis on excellent tailwheel skills.

SCHOLARSHIPS


Catherine Cavagnaro

Scholarship #1, Spin Training with Catherine Cavagnaro, Ace Aerobatic School, Sewanee, Tennessee

 

Catherine Cavagnaro is Chief (and only) Flight Instructor at Ace Aerobatic School.  She holds Airline Transport Pilot and CFI-I certificates as well as a Ph.D. in mathematics. Her trusty 1979 Cessna Aerobat “Wilbur” provides a wonderful platform for spins and aerobatics.

The spin course covers spin theory, efficient recovery and typical flight situations that lead to inadvertent spins. Recoveries by instruments, emergency spin recovery procedures and a twenty turn spin may be included. The course may serve as a spin sign-off for the aspiring flight instructor as required by 14 CFR 61.183.   The Cessna Aerobat provides a solid and safe trainer for spins.  With approximately three to four hours of ground school and two flights, this is normally a one-day course.


Rebecca Cozad

Scholarship #2, Denali Mounting Flying Experience with Rebecca Cozad, Talkeetna, Alaska

 

Rebecca is a former glacier pilot for several Talkeetna air taxis, a 28 year CFI, and current airline pilot.

This scholarship includes 2 plus hours ground instruction on the mountain operations, geography, geology, mountain flying considerations, and a 2.0 – 3.0 flight returning to Talkeetna. Covered are mountain flying techniques in general and specific to this giant mountain, as well as the procedures to be flown due to heavy tourism air taxis and glacier landings. Survival gear provided during this stunning flight.


Daryl Hickman, Cub Flying

Scholarship #3, Seaplane Rating in Legend Cub with Daryl Hickman, Cub Flying, Daytona, Florida

 

Daryl Hickman at Cub Flying is an FAA-rated Airline Transport Pilot for land and sea airplanes, and holds Commercial Pilot certificates in balloons and gliders, a Light Sport Repairman-Maintenance certificate, as well as a Gold Seal Flight Instructor Certificate for airplanes and gliders. He has successfully trained over 300 students from Sport Pilot through Certificated Flight Instructor. Additionally, Hickman has issued numerous tailwheel endorsements to students in many different aircraft.

This Seaplane Rating scholarship includes flight training in an American Legend AL-18 Cub. Takeoff from the airport and land on beautiful lakes and rivers; Learn Docking, Beaching, Ramping and Sailing; Develop sound weather judgement.

The Atlantic coast of Florida offers pleasant year-round flying and opportunities to master light to moderate winds. With dedication to flight education, each student is treated as a unique client with an individually tailored training program.


Scholarship #4, Tailwheel Endorsement, Big Q Aviation, Midlothian, Texas (Dallas area)

 

Big Q Aviation is owned by Carol Walker and has long been known for its presence within the soaring community as well as excellence in providing tailwheel transitions.

This Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship includes ground school and instruction in Big Q’s 1940 J-3 Cub. For tailwheel endorsements the student must show proficiency in tailwheel for normal and crosswind landings. Usually 5 full days should be allotted to receive the endorsement; time varies by student – proficiency is key.


Daryl Hickman, CubFlying.com

Scholarship #5, Tailwheel Endorsement in Legend Cub with Daryl Hickman, Cub Flying, Daytona, Florida

 

Daryl Hickman at Cub Flying is an FAA-rated Airline Transport Pilot for land and sea airplanes, and holds Commercial Pilot certificates in balloons and gliders, a Light Sport Repairman-Maintenance certificate, as well as a Gold Seal Flight Instructor Certificate for airplanes and gliders. He has successfully trained over 300 students from Sport Pilot through Certificated Flight Instructor. Additionally, Hickman has issued numerous tailwheel endorsements to students in many different aircraft.

This scholarship includes 6 hours flight training in a Legend Cub plus all ground school instruction.  Learn the art and science behind operating an aircraft with conventional gear; Improve stick and rudder skills; Learn the appropriate uses of forward and slide slips; endorsement for tailwheel operations sign-off received upon proficiency. Aircraft and CFI time generously donated by Daryl Hickman, fuel covered by LadiesLoveTaildraggers. Pilots interested in obtaining a tailwheel endorsement, please consider supporting Daryl Hickman at CubFlying.com! 

 


Link to SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

1 Comment
  • Chelsea Montgomery
    Posted at 14:44h, 12 May Reply

    Awesome opportunities!

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