Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 17, 2015 – Solairus Aviation is pleased to announce the creation of the Jake Cartwright Leadership Scholarship to support candidates in the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program.
The new scholarship, underwritten by Solarius, will fund up to three CAM candidates, paying for all certification costs, including application fees, study guides and the exam-registration fee. NBAA Charities will administer the scholarship.
The scholarship is named in honor of Solairus Vice Chairman Jake Cartwright, a highly respected private aviation industry veteran, former commercial pilot, and Marine Corps aviator who served in Vietnam.
“Supporting the creation of future certified aviation managers is an ideal way to recognize one of private aviation’s true pioneers,” said Solairus CEO Dan Drohan. “Jake is an extraordinary leader with an amazing story and has contributed immeasurably to our industry over the last three decades. We are excited to honor his legacy by helping aspiring Certified Aviation Managers who demonstrate exceptional leadership within the business aviation community. Recognizing and mentoring up and coming talent in aviation is something Jake has always championed and we are proud to establish this scholarship in his name.”
The application process for the Jake Cartwright Leadership Scholarship is expected to be available on NBAA’s website in early 2016.
Launched in 2003, the CAM program is considered the gold standard in industry-sponsored aviation management certification programs. With a roster of more than 300 members, the CAM credential provides a clear industry standard for preparation and achievement in aviation management. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies accredited the CAM program in 2013, becoming the first program in the aviation industry to receive this recognition.
The CAM exam is available throughout the year in a computer-based testing format. To be eligible for the exam, participants must be pre-qualified and approved through a formal application process.
NBAA Charities offers monetary and training scholarships for both students and aviation professionals, such as flight department managers, pilots, maintenance technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians. These scholarships, which total nearly $100,000 annually, are administered by NBAA standing committees and would not be possible without the generous financial support of NBAA member donors.
About Solairus Aviation:
Solairus is a US-based private aviation services company whose core business is assisting aircraft owners with the safe, reliable, and efficient management and operation of their aircraft. Our services are customized to meet the client’s individual travel and financial requirements, and to support their flight operation with the highest standards of safety and personalized service, regardless of the location of the aircraft.
Solairus was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Solairus has over forty base locations nationwide, employing more than 400 flight crew and support personnel to operate a fleet currently numbering nearly one hundred aircraft. Solairus is an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-Rated and Wyvern Wingman certified charter operator. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO Stage Three certified company. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting.
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