Congratulations Elizabeth Cowden on being awarded an Amelia Earhart Scholarship from the Ninety-Nines!
When asked about her aviation life, where she learned to fly and where she is going, Elizabeth said “I’m going to be completing my Class IV instructor rating at Harv’s Air (Manitoba).”
“I started off doing the glider and power scholarship with the Air Cadets. I joined the RCAF ROTP right out of high school, but an injury forced an early retirement from the Forces. I wasn’t ready to give up on a career in flying, so I enrolled in the Moncton Flight College diploma program. 2 years later I graduated with a diploma in aviation technology and my commercial multi IFR. I am now going to use my AEMS to fund my class IV flight instructor at Harv’s Air. I start April 24th, and I couldn’t be more excited! My ultimate aviation goal is to be a medevac captain in the high Arctic, for the unique set of challenges it presents and the ability to help others, but I’m looking forward to passing on all the varied aviation experience I have to students for at least a few years, while continuing to learn and grow as an aviator.”
The AEMS is a wonderful resource for members who are considering furthering their aviation ratings and/or educational research, type ratings, etc.
You can find out more about the scholarship on our home page www.firstcanadian99s.com