Every day, pilots move our world forward from above.
We all rely on pilots, but they are seldom recognized for the adversity they’ve faced in pursuing their dreams.
Like countless other fields, the aviation industry has struggled to create a more diverse and inclusive culture. It’s hard to believe that in 2023, an incredible 97% of pilots are men, and 85% are white. This has prevented female, minority, and LGBTQ+ pilots from getting the recognition they deserve.
Outstanding Aviators are here to close this massive gap in representation. We spotlight the diverse heroes in the cockpit who fly against the odds and actively encourage others to do the same.
PRIZE PACKAGE (VALUE $5,000+)
Anonymous – $167 Visa GC
Aircraft Spruce – $75 GC
Beat The Bomb – Team Building for 6 PPL ($900 Value)
Best Buy – $50 GC
Dave Cowley – Videography ($1,000 Value)
Flying Eyes – Pair Sunglasses ($219 Value)
flyGIRL & flyBOY – $100 Swag
Flying Magazine – 1 Year Sub ($40 Value)
General Aviation News – 2 Year Sub ($50 Value)
G.R. Lively Motorists in Memory of Mike “Magoo” Shorley – $83 Visa GC
JSSI – Merch ($130 Value)
Let’s Roam – City Scavenger Hunts ($250 Value)
Microsoft – Professional Software ($500 Value)
MyGoFlight – $200 GC
NGPA – Membership & Expo Pass ($234 Value)
Sporty’s – Learn to Fly Private, Instrument or Commercial ($279 Value)
SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo – 2 Tickets ($90 Value)
Pilots To The Rescue – NYC RT Airfare/Hotel for Rescue Flight ($1,500 Value)
TravelSetGo – VIP Membership ($199 Value)
Women in Aviation – Membership ($49 Value)
*More prizes coming soon…
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
- Apply online by December 31, 2023.
- One applicant in each of the three categories will be selected by our panel in 2024.
- Each award recipient will receive the entire prize package above!
If you’re a female, minority, or LGBTQ+ certified pilot (including student pilots) who has channeled your passion for aviation to make a positive impact in your community, we want to hear from you.
Let’s celebrate your journey and inspire the future generation of aviators!
Apply by 12.31.2023
Ready to step into the spotlight as an Outstanding Aviator? Apply now, share your story, and become a role model for aspiring pilots.
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