2022 Recipients

WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship

Introductory Flight Award Winner

Alexandre Babkine-Osterrath

Professional Pilot Award Winner

Philip Martin

Alexandre is an 11th grader at Edgemont High School in Scarsdale and has been taking glider lessons since 2020. He participates in the Civil Air Patroland received 2 leadership awards including the Westchester CadetSquadron Excelsior Excellence Award and the Wright Brother Achievement Award. Lt. Col Thomas Vreeland provided a stellar recommendation andpraises Alexandre for his goal-setting, scheduling and problem-solving.

Alexandre plans to study aeronautical engineering in college and will pursue a private pilot certificate with his scholarship at Academy of Aviation HPN.

Philip became interested in aviation after his dad called him to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavor launch. It was a life changing moment and he started reading articles, watching documentaries and talking to teachers about aviation. Philip was elated when he received a scholarship from the United Youth Aviators and started his primary flight training the next day! Hebecame a private pilot in March 2022 and has aspirations of becoming a JetBlue A320 pilot.

Philip is studying Aerospace Engineering at Penn StateUniversity and will pursue an instrument rating at Performance Flight HPN with this scholarship.

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