By Cascade Warbirds | Press Release
Cascade Warbirds, an organization that promotes the restoration, preservation, operation, and public display of historically significant military aircraft, offers scholarships for Private Pilot Ground School with Introductory Flightsto inspire today’s young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow. This month some generous members stepped forward with donations to support that activity and raised a challenge that they would match additional donations dollar for dollar for additional donations to the scholarship fund received by the organization before March 31, 2021. The limit to be matched is $3,200.
“This is a very generous undertaking these members initiated to further this element of the Cascade Warbirds squadron mission. While many of our members are pilot owners, several of these donors don’t own airplanes. They respect the success of this program which has helped many deserving young people enter into careers in aviation,” said Squadron Commander John “Smokey” Johnson.
“Anyone interested in supporting our youth education efforts with a tax-deductible financial contribution, should contact our Finance Officer at FO@cascadewarbirds.org”, Johnson continued. “You may also be able to donate directly from your tax-advantaged retirement account without it flowing through your income calculation; consult your tax advisor for details.” Cascade Warbirds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Cascade Warbirds has teamed with several flight schools in the Puget Sound area to provide scholarship recipients with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights. Successful completion of this Private Pilot Ground School will qualify a student to take the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam. The two flights are logged in the student’s personal logbook and count toward the minimum flight time required to earn a Private Pilot license.
The scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 21. This scholarship is valued at $1,350. The 2021 winners will be announced later in March. Looking forward, interested students, parents, and advisors may visit https://www.cascadewarbirds.org/youth/ for program information and the 2022 Scholarship Application.