CAF Pilot Scholarship
Earn your Private Pilots License
in One Year and Accelerate your career in aviation
The Commemorative Air Force and the Ray Foundation are excited to offer the CAF Pilot Scholarship program which provides an individual up to $12,000 to attain a pilot's license.
See if you qualify to participate in this exceptional program. All participants must fit the following criteria to be eligible.
- Age 16 through 19 (applicant must apply before their 20th birthday)
- Possession of FAA medical certificate
- Possession of student pilot certificate (Check with unit)
- Passed ground school and FAA written exam
- Begin flight training within 60 days of accepting the award
This has got to be the best deal in aviation …
The CAF and the Ray Foundation are making the first investment in your future.
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We are here to help.
The CAF understands the challenges and roadblocks that exist for young people to get their pilot’s license. That is why we are so excited to work with the Ray Foundation in creating a program that sets the scholar up for success. The combination of experienced mentors, a rigorous timeline, and financial assistance, all serve to support young people through the process and set them up for success. This program is a big commitment, and all participants including scholars, guardians, CAF Units, Unit Scholarship Coordinators, and Flight Instructors are encouraged to review all the expectations and timelines thoroughly before applying and/or agreeing to participate. This website contains lots of information and resources about the program. Please review it thoroughly and do not hesitate to reach out with additional questions.Click Here to Contact Us!
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Success in this program requires dedication - the commitment shouldn't be taken lightly.
EXPLORE THE PROGRAM
Click here to review the Scholar Handbook
EXPRESS AN INTEREST
Let your CAF Unit know you are interested in pursuing your private pilots license
MEET WITH THE CAF
Meet with your CAF Unit to decide if this program is a good fit for you
FAA WRITTEN EXAM
You must complete and pass the FAA written exam before applying
When you have completed the scholar checklist, your unit will provide you with the scholar application
CREATE A PLAN
Work with your CAF Unit and CFI to create a plan of action and a timeline for finishing the program
Complete your first solo flight
Complete all FAA steps to acquiring your private pilots license
Now you're ready to fly!
Still Have Questions?
Thouroughly read the scholarship handbook and review frequently asked questions (FAQs), then get in touch with us.
Let’s get you on the path to earning your Private Pilots License!
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