Cascade Warbirds Memorial Scholarship Program

Memorial Plaque

It is the goal of Cascade Warbirds to promote the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft; to acquire and perpetuate the living history of those who served their country on these aircraft; and to inspire today's young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.

In our efforts to engage youth toward this end, we offer the following scholarship.

Private Pilot Ground School with Introductory Flights

Cascade Warbirds has teamed with Galvin Flight Training at Boeing Field, Seattle, WA, to provide the scholarship recipient with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights. The ground school portion comprises classroom lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, practical exercises, and field trips over a period of approximately 55 hours. Classes generally meet two weeknights per week for two and one-half hours and one Saturday per week for four hours over a period of six weeks. Successful completion of this Private Pilot Ground School will qualify the student to take the FAA’s Private Pilot Written Exam.

This award also includes two instructional flights in a light aircraft, the make and model of which will be matched to the student. The first flight will occur part way through the ground school, based on the instructor’s recommendation, and the second flight will occur after the successful completion of the ground school course. Each flight will include a pre-flight briefing, actual taxi and runway procedures, introduction to radio communications, the take-off, a series of in-flight maneuvers, the return and landing, and post-flight procedures. These two flights will be logged in the student’s personal logbook and count toward the minimum flight time required to earn a Private Pilot license.

This scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of award. This scholarship is valued at $1,125 and a minimum of eight awards will be made.

Scholarship Application Form  Please fill out, print, sign and mail to the address provided.
The 2018 scholarship application period has closed. Thank you for your interest - look for the 2019 scholarship announcement later this year!

August 2018 Update

Thank you to Kathleen Mehrer for her support of our scholarship program. We are honored to have your trust.
"Today I mailed our donation to the scholarship program in the name of my father, Captain Karl Mehrer, WWII vet recently deceased at 92 years old. He spent his last 40 years restoring historic sailing schooners on Puget Sound, and putting those ships to work training young people about the joys of the sea, many of whom he channeled into maritime careers. Thank the Warbirds for their fabulous formation flyby at the Captain's memorial service over Lake Whatcom. We will never forget that tribute."

February 2018 Update

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship recipients!

2018 scholarship recipients
Cascade Warbirds squadron commander Ron Morrell and scholarship program administrator Pete Jackson flank the 2018 scholarship winners who were able to attend the March membership meeting. (L-R) Ron Morrell, Alex Marshall, Jake Anderson, Jeffrey Spaeth, Mackenzie Rennhack, London Holmes, Taylor Moffitt, Joe Cavanaugh, Conner Spurling, Logan Delapp, Pete Jackson. Photo: Dan Shoemaker