March 21, 2011
By Jill W. Tallman
Tailwheels Etc., a flight school in Winter Haven, Fla., is accepting applications for a scholarship competition that will enable one high school student to become a private pilot.
The recipient’s package will include accommodations, all flight time and flight instructor time, knowledge and practical tests, and books. The recipient will be responsible for meals and transportation to and from Florida.
Tailwheels Etc.’s scholarship program is open to students aged 17 or older. To enter, students must submit a 30-second YouTube video about why they would benefit from receiving a private pilot certificate and post it to the wall of the Tailwheels Scholarship Facebook page. Complete details are available on the website. Videos will be accepted until midnight May 20.
Tailwheels Etc. was featured in the March 2011 issue of Flight Training magazine for its successful business practices and attention to customer satisfaction.
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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