The Pegasus “Wings” Program

2017 Hartford Rib Off Beneficiary



The Pegasus “Wings” Program (Wings) is an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit ‘pilot training’ scholarship fund initially targeting deprived youth in the Greater Hartford community. Wings was authored and developed under the auspices of Pegasus Air Charter – a progressive Air Charter company headquartered at Brainard Airport, in Hartford Connecticut. Pegasus also offers Air Ambulance services, Professional Flight Training services and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) aka Drone services.

The explicit mandate of the Wings program is Workforce Development – an effort organized in partnership with the City of Hartford – specific to the development and implementation of a radical and turnkey pilot training pipeline. The timing of Wings; its development and execution, as a sustainable jobs-producing program, is also germane given the current industry condition and forecasts relating to the chronic shortage of commercial pilots both at home and abroad.

The Pegasus “Wings” Program was developed on the basis of true-life data relating to the global shortage of commercial pilots.  This has inspired the development of Wings’, further solidifying its mission of seeking-out, engaging and training deprived teenagers to become Commercial Pilots.  Once successfully trained and certified, Wings graduates will receive guaranteed job placements within Pegasus’ air charter operation – as First Officers, ultimately placing them on a progressive career track towards becoming successful airline pilots.



2017 Application:


General Information and Scholarship Criteria: The Pegasus Wings Program is seeking motivated Hartford, Connecticut high school students who have a strong desire to pursue a career as a Professional Pilot. The Pegasus Wings program aspires to assist students in completing their FAA Private Pilot’s License by their high school graduation date.

The applicant must complete the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must reside in the city of Hartford.
  1. Applicants must be high school student between the ages of 15 and 18 who are motivated to become pilots.
  1. Application deadline: OPEN ENROLLMENT


INSTRUCTIONS: For the application to be complete, each step indicated below must be complete:


Application Form Below : (Please write legibly)


Essay: 250-500 word essay describing:

  • Your desire to become a pilot
  • Your financial limitations
  • Why you are the best candidate to receive this opportunity


Submit to:

Pegasus Air Charter

Pegasus Wings Program – Pilot Training Fund

Hartford Brainard Airport

20 Lindbergh Rd.

Hartford, CT 06114


Telephone Interview:

  • Conversation discussing your goals, aspirations and reasons for applying


Note: Fund recipients will be selected on June 1st, 2017 and MUST be present during the awards presentation on June 17th, 2017

Pegasus Wings Program – Pilot Training Fund


1. Personal Information


2. Education Background

What is the highest level of education completed?
  • - select a option -
  • Currently in high school
  • GED
  • high school graduate
  • first year of college
  • second year of college
  • third year of college
  • fourth year of college
  • bachelors
  • masters
  • doctorate
Name and location of High School or College if attending

3. Please answer the below questions to the best of your ability

Are you the first person in your family to become a Pilot?
List any awards and membership activities:
List your hobbies, outside interests, extracurricular activities and school related volunteer activities:
List your volunteer activities in the community:
Are your parents supportive of your aviation desires?
Explain Why:

4. Parent(s) or Legal Guardian(s) Information

5. Essay Submission

Submit your 250-500 word essay below:
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