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August 17, 2023

Women In Aviation Accepting 2024 Scholarship Applications

Underwriting Dreams

Utilizing a new online platform, the 2024 Women in Aviation International (WAI) scholarship program is officially open, and members can review dozens of scholarships at Currently, there are over 105 scholarships valued at more than $1-million offered for flight-training, engineering, maintenance, dispatch, drones, and professional development for individuals in all stages of life. The total amount of scholarships awarded by WAI since 1995 is now more than $16.4-million.

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Classic Aero-TV: Able Flight Leslie Irby-Air Is The Only Place Free of Prejudice

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Able Flight Welcomes New Pilots At AirVenture

After seven weeks of intensive flight training and ground school, seven 2019 Able Flight scholarship recipients are now licensed pilots. Six trained at Purdue University and one at The Ohio State University, and they were honored at Able Flight’s annual Wings Pinning Ceremony at EAA AirVenture 2019. Among them is Leslie Irby, who lives in Georgia and was paralyzed in an auto accident in 2013. She told Aero-News that was inspired to learn to fly after learning the story of Bessie Coleman, who was the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native

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