July 1, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the leading aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area, announced that it will award a $1,000 scholarship at the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, February 25-27, 2010, in Orlando, Florida. Desert Jet is sponsoring this scholarship to promote the professional development and leadership skills of business aviation pilots who seek careers in aviation management or desire to start their own aviation-related business. It is envisioned that a pilot would be able to transition into a position of leadership with the training provided by this scholarship.
The scholarship is open to both men and women interested in continued pursuit of career advancement as a pilot in business aviation. Suggested uses for the scholarship include (but are not limited to);
Certification in the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager Program
Aviation Safety Officer Training
Coursework towards the USC Aviation Safety and Security Certificate
Attendance at NBAA’s Leadership Conference
Darden Graduate School of Business Corporate Aviation Function Programs
NBAA Professional Development Program Courses
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Corporate Aviation Management Certificate Program
Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2009 to be considered. Applications and guidelines for the Desert Jet Corporate Aviation Management scholarship can be found at www.wai.org.
About Desert Jet
Desert Jet specializes in private jet charter, and also offers a wide range of transportation solutions to include aircraft management, shared ownership with locally-based aircraft, block charter and whole-aircraft ownership. Desert Jet’s pilots are some of the most experienced and well-trained pilots in the industry, with an average flight time of over 7500 hours. Two captains are assigned to every charter and Desert Jet boasts a perfect safety record. For more information please call (800) 381-JETS, email at email@example.com or visit our website at www.desertjet.com.
About Women in Aviation
Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information about Women in Aviation, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839-4645 or through www.wai.org.