Pre-Flight Check #1: The Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship

Editor’s Note: The Pre-Flight Check category is where you can keep up with my journey through the world of aviation.

As many of you may know I recently began my first semester at Mississippi State University, and it is truly amazing! There are so many opportunities to get involved in aviation here, including the prestigious MSU Space Cowboys and the Soaring Club. An amazing opportunity to get involved in making a difference in the field of aviation came outside of campus though, the Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship. This scholarship provides four students per year with money that is put towards furthering their education in an Aviation based field. The recipients of this scholarship are then required to write a 250-500 word blog post once per week for a period of one year.

I am proud to announce that I am one of the recipients for this year! This scholarship will not only help me pay for college, it will also help me to share my love of aviation with the world. A new post will go up on each Wednesday at about 8:00 pm. Aside from the main post, which will usually be in Aviation News unless specified, there will be added stories, articles, and updates added throughout the week or when news breaks. Join me as we thank for allowing me with this great opportunity.

For more information please visit and while you are there, check out some of the other blogs people have written.

Also, we would like to thank you, the followers for keeping up with my blog! We strive to bring you in-depth aviation news each week, and as we look towards the future we hope that we can expand into podcasts, blogs, and other great social media and blog content. If you have a question, concern, or just want to talk aviation please drop us an email at


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