La Quinta, California, November 1, 2010, — Desert Jet, the leading aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area, announced that it will award a $1,000 aviation scholarship at the 22st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, February 24-26, 2011, in Reno, Nevada. 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 aviation 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 aviation 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, 2010 to be considered. Applications and guidelines for the Desert Jet Aviation Scholarship can be found at www.wai.org.
About Desert Jet
Desert Jet is an aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area of California, operating a fleet of jet charter aircraft with a nationwide network of specially-selected and carefully screened private jet charter aircraft available. Desert Jet is one of the first jet charter providers in the world to become IS-BAO certified and is the only management company with three National Business Aviation Association-designated Certified Aviation Managers on staff. Desert Jet’s pilots are the most experienced and well-trained pilots in the industry, with an average flight time of over 10,000 hours and perfect safety records. For more information visit the Desert Jet website at www.desertjet.com or contact (800) 381-JETS.