The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is donating a Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset to each recipient of the EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship, the company announced yesterday at Sun ’n‘ Fun 2019. These scholarships are awarded to young aviators who are on the path to successfully complete flight training.
According to Lightspeed, the headset donations recognize the importance of the EAA Ray scholarships of up to $10,000 that allow young people to take flight training in their local regions. The Ray Foundation has provided $1 million to EAA to fund these scholarships for up to 100 young people, as the program seeks to improve the flight training success rate from the current 20 percent level to 80 percent for those participating in the scholarship program.
“EAA has successfully shown its commitment to expanding aviation through participation by young people in programs such as Young Eagles and now the Ray Aviation Scholarship initiative,” said Allan Schrader, founder and president of Lightspeed Aviation. “The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, through its 2019 Growth Initiative, wants to empower great programs, such as this one from EAA, to make them even more effective in expanding and promoting a vibrant pilot community.”
EAA announced the first two Ray Aviation Scholarships recipients in February. A Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset will be awarded to each upon completion of their solo flight and ground school requirements.