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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Santa Barbara Ninety-Nines Announce CJ Strawn Aviation Scholarship Winners

Santa Barbara Ninety-Nines Announce CJ Strawn Aviation Scholarship Winners

Santa Barbara, CA - August 19, 2014

The Santa Barbara Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, the International Organization for Women Pilots, announced today that Krystene Zehnder and Janette Lanz were chosen to be the first recipients of the CJ Strawn Aviation Scholarship for Women.

Krystene Zehnder, a 30 year old flight instructor based in San Marcos, California, whose dream is to become a corporate pilot, will use the $1000 scholarship toward her multi-engine certificate. Janette Lanz, a 43 year old private pilot and a nurse based in Carlsbad, California, whose dream is to become a captain for an airline will use her $1000 towards an instrument rating. Both women are members of The Ninety-Nines.

Ms. Lanz said, “Thanks to the CJ Strawn Scholarship, I will be able to complete my instrument rating. Flying began as a recreation for me and has evolved into a career change. I am trading in my nurse’s hat for a captain’s cap.”

Ms. Zehnder remarked “I took my first flight at the age of 23 and half-way through my Private Pilot training I realized how much I loved flying and decided to make it a career.”

Like CJ Strawn, who shared her love and knowledge of aviation by becoming a flight instructor and teaching the Flight Instructor Revalidation Clinic to pilots from all over the world, these women will go on to make their mark in the aviation world.

For more information about the CJ Strawn Aviation Scholarship or the Santa Barbara Ninety-Nines, please contact Terry Harris: Terry@flywithjoy.com.

Terry Harris CFII, MEI, ATP
Scholarship Chair
Santa Barbara Ninety-Nines, Inc.
Terry@flywithjoy.com
805 886-9897

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