WELCOME TO EAA CHAPTER 288 DAYTONA BEACH, FL

2020 RAY SCHOLARSHIP - ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW

  • EAA Chapter 288 along with EAA National will award another flying scholarship to a deserving candidate for 2020. 
  • Candidates may submit their application through April 30.   
  • A selection committee will convene in May and will interview each qualifying candidate.   
  • The scholarship of up to $10,000 will then be awarded for flight training with the following stipulations:
  • The funds will be first used for the Private Pilot Certificate.
  • Any leftover funds may be used for further flight training  (Instrument, Commercial, etc.)


CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS


  • Minimum age, 15 for gliders, 16 for power, the cutoff is 19 years.
  • Minimum age, 15 for gliders, 16 for power, the cutoff is 19 years.
  • Must be in possession of a Student Pilot Certificate (SPC) and a current FAA Medical.
  • Must be able to start training within 60 days of selection.


SUBMISSION AND ADMINISTRATION

Submit interest via email to Craig Cousins, tigerpilot56@gmail.com


  • The email must contain the candidates First and Last Name, date of birth, home address, telephone number and email address.
  • Include a scanned copy of the SPC and Medical and a narrative (one page minimum) explaining your aviation interests and goals.
  • Be prepared for the selection committee interview process

AFTER AWARD


The chosen candidate must volunteer at least 2 hours per month at aviation related activities (Young Eagles, Chapter meetings, etc.)


The candidate will alsol be required to submit progress reports signed by the CFI. 


This is a wonderful opportunity to get a young person started in an aviation career.   Please spread the news.   More information on the Ray Aviation Scholarship program can be found by pressing the button below.

EAA'S MONTHLY CHAPTER VIDEO MAGAZINE

This month, EAA Hq's Director of Chapters, Charlie Becker, discusses virtual chapter meetings during COVID-19 stay at home orders, Flying Start in 2020, chapter websites, 10 years of EAA webinars, and EAA's  The Final Mission: Personal Stories of the Lives Touched by EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast book. 

NEW EAA EAGLE HANGAR VIDEO

A new video for the 8th Air Force display in EAA's Eagle Hangar, highlighting its 250th bombing mission during World War II has been produced.  

MAY 16 is EAA NATIONAL'S LEARN TO FLY DAY

This would be a great time for your chapter to host an event. As an added incentive, EAA is offering two free weekly AirVenture wristbands to chapters that host a Flying Start event any time during the month of May. 

There is nothing quite like seeing the light in a person’s eyes as they again experience flight in a small airplane, or perhaps for the very first time. The excitement generated when they realize that learning to fly is not out of their reach is contagious, and you’ll probably gain several new chapter members as a result as well. What’s not to like? It’s a win-win situation!  Make it a point to be part of this excitement, and plan to host a Flying Start event in 2020!