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Leo Loudenslager Memorial Scholarship

THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FUNDING IS MADE AVAILABLE FOR IT. PLEASE CONTACT THE ICAS FOUNDATION IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN POTENTIALLY FUNDING THIS SCHOLARSHIP

Leo Loudenslager  was a seven-time winner of the United States Aerobatic Championship, and in 1980, he became the World Aerobatic Champion. His career ended on July 28, 1997 when Leo died as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. But it all began in 1964 when Leo took leave from his job as airman at Travis AFB to attend the Reno Air Races, and was inspired to become a pilot. He was entirely self-taught. Except for ground school training, he learned everything else aviation on his own, including his commercial, flight instruction and instrument licenses.

The Leo Loudenslager Memorial Scholarship honors Leo's background as a military enlisted man who taught himself to fly and went on to aerobatics history. It is given in rotation to an enlisted member of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and provides a $2,000 stipend towards flight training.

Qualifications:

  • The recipient must be an enlisted member of one of the North American military demonstration teams, and use the scholarship for aerobatic flight training.

Application Details

This scholarship is currently in suspended status. Applications are not being accepted at this time

Upcoming Dates


December 9-12, 2019 • ICAS Convention in Las Vegas
December 31, 2019 • Scholarship Applications Due
August 1, 2020 • Hall of Fame Nominations Due

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