Longtime southwest Ohio DPE, Dave Stahl, flew west in August 2020.

Dave Stahl was a longtime flight instructor and designated pilot examiner in southwest Ohio who flew west in August, 2020. Dave touched the lives and influenced the careers of many aspiring aviators who learned to fly at Sporty’s Academy. The Dave Stahl Memorial Scholarship was created within the Sporty’s Foundation by family and friends to honor Dave’s legacy by funding two checkrides for Sporty’s Academy students.

  • Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded.
  • Eligible students must be enrolled as a student at Sporty’s Academy at the time of application and checkride (University of Cincinnati aviation students are eligible).
  • Applicants should submit:
    • 1) a letter of interest which includes your qualifications and enrollment status at Sporty’s Academy and;
    • 2) a narrative of 100-200 words describing how a Checkride Scholarship will help in the pursuit of your aviation dreams. Financial need will be considered.
  • Recipients should anticipate utilizing their Checkride Scholarship by December 31, 2021.
  • Application deadline is April 1, 2021 (awards will be announced June 1, 2021).
  • Submit materials to mark.w@sportys.com

For additional questions, please contact scholarship administrator, Mark Wiesenhahn, at mark.w@sportys.com.