September Aviation News: GAMI Receives Fleet-Wide STC Approval; Whirly-Girls Scholarship Application Open and More

General Aviation News recently reported that on September 1, 2022, the FAA approved a milestone expansion of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing the unleaded fuel developed by GAMI to be used by the entire general aviation fleet. Following this approval, Avfuel Corporation, a worldwide aviation fuel and services supplier– announced days later on September 6 their collaboration with General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI) to get the newly approved G100UL fuel into FBOs and airplanes as soon as possible. Learn more about the collaboration here.


The 2023 Whirly-Girls Scholarship application period is now open until October 2, 2022. Experienced and newly-rated female aviators who aspire to become helicopter pilots can apply for Whirly-Girl scholarships valued at over $110,000 in helicopter education and training. Scholarship details and applications can be found and submitted at www.WhirlyGirls.org. Winners will be announced in March 2023 at the HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta.


In other recent aviation news, Wings of Hope, a global humanitarian aviation mission organization is set to receive the 2022 Spirit of Hope award from the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Wings of Hope provides medical care and supplies as well as educational outreach to communities in need around the world. Read more about Wings of Hope and their nomination here. 


Finally, a Florida aviation community is calling for help from all pilots and other aviation community supporters to help stop the closure of the only airport in Wakulla County, Florida. This airport supports Panacea, Florida, a beautiful vacation destination for the Gulf Coast. A Wakulla County Commissioners meeting scheduled for Monday, September 19 is expected to result in the closure of the Wakulla County Airport. The commissioners are likely to terminate the airport’s license unless supporters can convince them otherwise. 


Pilots and supporters are encouraged to attend the meeting if possible, and if not, to email the commissioners detailing why the airport should remain open. Information on what to include in the emails as well as links to the email list and more details on the airport can be found here.


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