Apply TODAY for a 2019 Ladies Love Taildraggers Scholarship!
In 2019, I hope to award more scholarships than ever before. Thanks to the generosity of individuals who donated to our Scholarship Fund and volunteer CFIs, we will stretch our dollars and help even more women achieve their aviation goals.
I’m very excited this year our scholarships will be targeting applicants’ specific requests:
– Tailwheel Endorsement. Would you like a Tailwheel Endorsement – we’ve got you covered.
– Advanced Training. Would you like advanced tailwheel training like STOL, Mountain Flying, Aerobatics, Spin or Upset training? We’ve got you covered. Or struggling with basics like landing at grass strips, crosswind landings or communicating at controlled fields? This is your chance to ask for help.
-Must be female
-Must be a minimum 18 years of age by May 1, 2019
-Must hold a minimum of Sport Pilot certificate
-Must write a short post about your training experience for LadiesLoveTaildraggers
Online applications are due by midnight February 28, 2019 and the scholarship winners will be announced no later than April 15, 2019. Winning applicants must complete flight instruction by October 31, 2019 or scholarship is void.
The women in this slide show are some of the CFIs who have volunteered to assist with training our scholarship winners. Several are donating their instruction time AND their aircraft, others a deeply discounted training package or instruction time.
2019 is going to be a great year for many deserving lady pilots. Why not YOU?!!
Applicants much choose one of two application forms; those without a tailwheel endorsement choose #1, all others choose #2.
- Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship Application Form
- Name Your Own Scholarship Advanced Training Application Form
#1 Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarships are open to all female pilots. Flight instruction and a limited travel allowance will be included in each scholarship awarded. All flight training will be administered by women taildragger CFIs. These ladies support our mission of empowering women to live their dream of flying a taildragger and increase their flying skills.
There are a number of women CFIs who have volunteered to do flight training, some also donating the use of their aircraft. I welcome more women CFIs to step forward to help train our scholarship winners. In some cases, funding for aircraft rental and instructors will come from LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarship donations. In all cases, travel expenses will be paid from our Scholarship Fund.
#2 The Name Your Own Advanced Training scholarships are brand new this year and available to any female taildragger pilot including LadiesLoveTaildraggersâ€™ members.
The “Name Your Own Scholarship” targets applicants’ individual flying skills and aims to provide additional flight training as needed. This is your opportunity to think outside the box and ask for tailwheel training as you see fit. Tell me your goals and what you need to achieve them; Spin-training, STOL training, Mountain Flying, Aerobatics, Upset training and more. Having trouble mastering grass strips or hesitate landing at controlled fields? Here’s your chance. Tell me what and tell me why and you’re half way there.
Flight instruction and a limited travel allowance will be included in each scholarship awarded. For the first time, we are offering a way to design your own scholarship. Whether you are chosen depends on your ability to convey your strengths and pinpoint the flying skill(s) you would like to improve. You’ll be asked a variety of questions followed by an opportunity to write your own scholarship; i.e. how LadiesLoveTaildraggers can help you achieve your aviation goals.
As noted, a number of women CFIs have volunteered to do flight training, some also donating the use of their aircraft. I welcome more women CFIs to step forward to help train our scholarship winners. In some cases, funding for aircraft rental and instructors will come from LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarship donations. In all cases, travel expenses will be paid from our Scholarship Fund.