Edward Horne Scholarship
The OBAP Edward Horne Scholarship was established to provide individuals retaining a Private Pilot License with the financial support needed to advance careers in aviation through continue education and training.
Qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements, as listed below, are invited to submit a formal application no later than June 14, 2015 in order to be considered for the OBAP Edward Horne Scholarship.
The scholarship is valued at $2,500.
Captain Edward L. Horne, Jr. began his passion for flying in 1969. His career has included 23 years of military experience, flying primarily the C-130E/H. Prior to his retirement from the United States Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in 1993, he served as Flight Commander of all C-130 pilots in the 304th Aerospace Rescue Squadron. In the summer of 1997, Edward L. Horne, Jr. became the first non- Japanese First Officer to upgrade to Captain at Japan Airlines on the B747-200/300. In July of 2001, he became a 757/767 management Captain for United Parcel Service. As a flight-training supervisor, he is responsible for initial and recurrent training of all 757/767 UPS pilots. In 2003, Captain Horne became an Assistant Chief Pilot on the 757/767 fleet. As of January 2007, he is one of the Assistant Chief Pilots, Check Airman and IOE instructors on UPS's new B747-400 fleet. Edward L. Horne, Jr. lives his dream as a black aviator everyday and sponsors this scholarship in hopes that another brother or sister will be able to do the same.
For questions or more information regarding this scholarship opportunity, please email OBAPscholarships@obap.org