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Air Race Classic Champions Use Winnings To Create New Aviation Scholarship For Women

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The Racing Aces women encourage other women to pursue careers in aviation

Port Lavaca, TX – The Racing Aces, Dianna Stanger, Joyce Wilson and Erin Cude, sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft, today announced the new $5,000 Aviation Aces Scholarship for Women. The team just won the 2014 Air Race Classic and is funding the scholarship with their winnings and sponsorships to underwrite aviation education for women.  The 2012 Racing Aces team also won the Air Race Classic and awarded a scholarship.

“We are racing for women’s education in aviation,” said Dianna Stanger. “Today only six percent of pilots in the United States are women. There should be so many more – it’s a great career opportunity and we believe women can contribute so much to aviation as pilots or in any capacity. This scholarship will hopefully encourage more women to pursue an education in aviation whether it’s as an air traffic controller, mechanic, or pilot.”

Stanger said there is a rich history of groundbreaking women in aviation from Amelia Earhart, through women’s efforts during wartime to recreational women’s air racing that started in 1929 with the First Women’s Air Derby. According to Stanger, women pilots raced cross-country through the ’30s and again after WWII in the “Powder Puff Derby.” After the Derby’s 30th and final flight in 1977, the Air Race Classic continued the tradition of transcontinental speed competition for women pilots. Stanger and her teammates won this year’s event and plan to defend their title in 2015.

“We thought this win was the perfect opportunity to offer other women the chance to move into the aviation field – it gives us an even greater incentive to compete,” said Stanger. “We are especially interested in applicants with a financial need because broadening the opportunities for women in aviation is our ultimate goal.”

The deadline for submission for the 2015 Aviation Aces Scholarship is November 30, 2014. Recipient will be selected by The Racing Aces and Cirrus Aircraft representative(s). Applicants will be advised of winner in February 2015. The formal Aviation Aces Scholarship Award will be made at 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 5-7, 2015, at Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, and recipient is required to attend.

The application should be submitted at http://theracingaces.com/aviation-scholarship/ or emailed to scholarships@theracingaces.com.

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The Aces Featured in Cirrus Pilot Magazine

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The team is ecstatic and delighted to announce they are featured in the September/October edition of The Official Magazine of the Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association.

This is an amazing addition to the milestone achieved in June. Our team works diligently year round to promote girl’s education in aviation. This is truly the cherry on top of a sweet, sweet victory!

We hope you enjoy the article!

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