Release #04.051
December 9, 2004

New 2005 Take Flight ALPA Calendar Supports College Scholarships for Children of Fallen or Disabled Pilots

ALPA Announces 2004 ALPA Scholarship Program Winners

WASHINGTON, DCThe Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) announces the premiere of the 2005 Take Flight wall calendarjust in time for the holidays. This striking four-color calendar features twelve-months of dramatic aviation photography with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the ALPA Scholarship Program, which provides college scholarships for children of deceased or seriously disabled pilots.

ALPA’s Take Flight calendar not only presents spectacular scenes of aircraft in flight and compelling images of pilots at work, it also gives all those interested in aviation the opportunity to support students for whom a college education might otherwise be out of financial reach. In addition, each vivid photograph was taken by a pilot.

This year, the 2004 ALPA scholarships were presented to three talented and dedicated young women who have earned outstanding academic and extracurricular records.

2004 Scholarship Winners

Continuing scholarships

Each $12,000 scholarship is distributed in $3,000 increments over four years. In addition, special one-year $2,000 scholarships may also be awarded to augment the four-year scholarships or address a particular scholastic need.

ALPA’s 2005 Take Flight calendars are available for $11.50 each (plus shipping and handling) by visiting ALPA online at or by calling 1-800-969-2620.

The ALPA Scholarship Program was established in 1974. To be eligible, an applicant must be the dependent of a medically retired, long-term disabled or deceased ALPA member. An ALPA review committee selects winners.

Scholarship applications are available by emailing ALPA at Applications for the 2005 scholarships must be received in the Association’s Washington, D.C. office by April 1, 2005.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing 64,000 pilots at 43 airlines in the United States and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at

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ALPA Contact: Linda Shotwell at 703-481-4440 or