The Aviation Chapter of the Hinds Community College Alumni Association was formed in 2008 and officers were elected in May 2010. This chapter was formed to bring together people that share a love of aviation and a willingness to help the aspiring aviation program students. Our membership numbers are few right now but everyone involved in this chapter is working toward a common goal…to promote the upcoming aviation workforce.
To become a licensed aviation professional (pilot or technician) is a costly endeavor. Aviation program students incur substantial costs over and above the price of tuition and books. Each license or rating issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) comes with a hefty price tag attached to it and sometimes students need a little help. Financial difficulty is not the only hindrance that a student can encounter while enrolled; emotional struggles about the student’s chosen career path can also arise. This is where the Aviation chapter really shows its dedication to the industry.
The Aviation Chapter has established a merit-based scholarship program that is designed to assist with the costs of obtaining the FAA license(s). Also, the membership of this chapter is comprised of successful local aviation professionals that are incredibly willing to counsel with students concerning their upcoming career in aviation.
This chapter meets in the aviation department hangar located on the J.B. Williams airport (M16) on a semi-regular basis to discuss the plans and goals of the chapter and to organize fund raising events for the Aviation Department. If you would like to become part of what the Hinds Community College Aviation Department is doing for its students, please consider joining the Aviation Chapter of the Alumni Association.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in aviation and a desire to help Hinds Community College Aviation Department students. You can join our Aviation Chapter today by completing the membership form and submitting it to the Alumni Association Office with your minimum gift of $25. Please be sure to select or indicate “Aviation Chapter” on the membership form. Donate Online or send form and gift to:
Hinds Community College
PO Box 1100
Raymond, MS 39154-1100