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Ray Scholar Milestones in July 2021

  • EAA
    Aidan Bedwell
  • EAA
    Andrew Russell
  • EAA
    Blake Mooney
  • EAA
    Elisabeth Maas
  • EAA
    Heidi Schimnich
  • EAA
    Justin Oseo
  • EAA
    Kristin Taylor (Photo Credit: Brandi Taylor, Raylee Rose Publishing, LLC)
  • EAA
    Sweta Alla
  • EAA
    Tyler Stump
  • EAA
    Wyatt Sedwick

September 2021 – Congratulations to these Ray Scholars who had their first solo flights or passed their checkrides in July 2021! EAA is proud of their success, and we thank them for their hard work and dedication.

First Solos

Heidi Schimnich EAA Chapter 551 July 5th, 2021
Patrick Stolinski EAA Chapter 80 July 7th, 2021
Blake Mooney EAA Chapter 301 July 7th, 2021
Elisabeth Maas EAA Chapter 485 July 8th, 2021
Sweta Alla EAA Chapter 106 July 10th, 2021
Dalton Wells EAA Chapter 1522 July 15th, 2021
Tyler Stump EAA Vintage Chapter 25 July 17th, 2021
Jake Daly EAA Chapter 24 July 20th, 2021
John Etten EAA Chapter 1174 July 23th, 2021
Andrew Russell EAA Chapter 36 July 25th, 2021
Wyatt Sedgwick EAA Chapter 517 July 26th, 2021
Justin Oseo EAA Chapter 96 July 27th, 2021
Isabella Smith EAA Chapter 260 July 28th, 2021


Kristin Taylor EAA Chapter 292 July 2nd, 2021
Micah West EAA Chapter 320 July 10th, 2021
Aidan Bedwell EAA Chapter 36 July 15th, 2021

We are immensely thankful to the EAA chapter members who are supporting these Ray Scholars and helping them achieve their dreams of learning to fly. Keep up the great work!

The EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund is a scholarship program that is supported by the Ray Foundation, managed by EAA, and administered through the EAA chapter network. Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA provides up to $10,000 to deserving youths to cover their flight training expenses, totaling $1,200,000 in scholarships annually.

At AirVenture 2021, it was announced that in 2022 the Ray Foundation will increase its scholarship fund to $1,550,000. This will allow more EAA chapters to participate in the program and give more young people the opportunity to learn to fly!

To learn more about this program, visit EAA.org/RayScholars.

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