September 4, 2014 - ForeFlight, maker of high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots, recently sponsored two $7,500 flight training scholarships to two aspiring pilots over the age of 16. EAA is proud to announce the two winners of the ForeFlight scholarships, Megan Kerstein, 19, EAA 1020434, of St. Louis; and Jacob Rasmussen, 16, EAA 1133747, of Medford, Oregon.
Megan is a college student from Chicago, and is working toward a career in the aviation industry either as a flight surgeon or aviation medicine physician. One of the things she plans to do with her pilot certificate is become a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight, which provides chronically ill patients with free airline transportation to their medical appointments. She would also help others get more interested in aviation by sharing her passion for flight.
Jacob is a high school student who has dreamed about becoming a pilot all his life. He recalls stories from his grandfather who was chief pilot for Mercy Flights air ambulance in Oregon, and Jacob wants to use his pilot certificate to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather. He, too, would like to share the knowledge and skills that he has gained with others. Jacob wants to attract new energy and enthusiasm to the aviation industry by sharing his own excitement and passion for flight.
Applicants wrote an essay or produced a video explaining how they would use their “license to fly.” Along with the scholarships, the recipients received a one-year ForeFlight subscription and a one-year EAA membership.
Congratulations to Megan and Jacob!