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Tel: 917-270-6131                                                         Westchester Aviation Association Awards Two Aviation Scholarships

Recipients were announced at the 3rd Annual WAA Safety Day Conference

White Plains, NY – June 25, 2018 – The Westchester Aviation Association, a non-profit organization representing general aviation at Westchester County Airport and Academy of Aviation, a flight school located at the airport, awarded two scholarships in the amount of $3,000 and $7,000 at last Wednesday’s WAA Safety Day Conference to Adam Delitta of Mamaroneck, NY and Luc Piderman of Stamford, CT.

Luc Piderman was awarded the $7,000 scholarship. Luc is already an instrument rated private pilot and works at Westchester County Airport as an Airport Operations Supervisor. He plans to use the scholarship toward achieving his commercial and CFI certificates with a goal of becoming a Captain for a regional airline within the next 5 years.

Adam Delitta was awarded the $3,000 scholarship. He is a Junior at Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck and Cadet Commander for a local Civil Air Patrol squadron. Adam plans to use the scholarship toward achieving his private pilot license and eventually to offer flight instruction to other Civil Air Patrol cadets who are interested in becoming pilots.

The scholarships were named in honor of Bill Weaver, a founding partner of Westair a fixed base operator at the airport, which is now Million Air. Bill has been a long-time, esteemed member of the Westchester Aviation Association and has been an active supporter of general aviation at Westchester County Airport for many years.

 “We were pleasantly surprised with the number of applications we received for the Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarships and very impressed with the quality of the applicants,” said WAA President Eric Faulkner. “The WAA is extremely pleased to be able to assist these two aspiring pilots with the financial means to achieve their aviation goals,” continued Mr. Faulkner.

About The Westchester Aviation Association

The Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) is the voice of general aviation at Westchester County Airport (HPN) – a not-for-profit organization, which promotes aviation education and understanding on the part of government authorities and the public. Its members include a growing number of individuals and businesses, who value the presence of good air transportation facilities in Westchester County. WAA represents a growing number of individuals, businesses and corporations from all over the United States but primarily from the Northeast. The goals of the organization are to:

  • ·         Promote the value and benefit of HPN to the general public, government officials and the media.
  • ·         Promote harmony, coordination and cooperation within the local aviation community.
  • ·         Promote safe, secure and environmentally friendly operating practices.
  • ·         Promote enhancement of aviation facilities at HPN that improve safety, utility and efficiency.

About The Academy of Aviation

Academy of Aviation is one of the premier Part 141 flight schools in the New York City metro area. The flight school has locations at Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale, Long Island and Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, NY, which third training location coming soon in Florida. Academy of Aviation provides a full range of initial and advanced flight instruction courses including Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, CFI and ATP, along with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings.

Photo Caption: The WAA awards two aviation scholarships at its Safety Day Conference. Shown from left to right: Chris Richards, President of Academy of Aviation, Luc Piderman, Adam Delitta and WAA President Eric Faulkner.


Westchester Aviation Association is a non-profit organization.

Main P.O. Box 447 Purchase, NY 10577-0447

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