The IADA Foundation, a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) public charitable organization, has awarded $32,000 in individual scholarships to eight college students seeking further education leading to professions within business aviation.
The foundation of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) administers the organization’s Business Aviation Scholarship Program which aids students in completing academic goals in preparation for careers in business aviation. Six of the scholarship students attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, and two of the scholarship students attend Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Tech.
The most-recent recipients of individual $4,000 IADA business aviation scholarships are:
  • Talina Gulati (Senior – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) 
  • Wendylie Alix (Postgraduate- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) 
  • John Esquivel (Postgraduate- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
  • Yvy Von Helde (Junior – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) 
  • Bowie Tam (Senior – Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology)
  • Gary Wegener, Jr. (Sophomore – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) 
  • Jesus Cendejas (Sophomore – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) 
  • Jenelle Samuel (Sophomore – Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology) 
Promoting the Future of Business Aviation
“IADA’s commitment to the future of our industry is demonstrated in our organization’s support for these deserving students,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “They are the best and brightest of our future business aviation leaders, who will be joining the ranks of business aviation professionals. Thank you to IADA members and others who supported this rewarding and worthwhile program, and we extend our very best wishes to these students.”
IADA Foundation by-laws prescribe that the organization can provide business aviation scholarships, education, learning, and leadership opportunities. The scholarship program was established for university students seeking a career in Business Aviation, specifically, within corporate aircraft sales, marketing, finance, legal, and insurance.The organization also can work through other organizations, including the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and Georgia State University, in addition to funding speakers at IADA annual meetings.
The IADA Business Aviation Scholarship program winners are chosen from applicants that are full-time graduate and undergraduate students majoring in corporate aviation management, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, aviation safety, finance, business marketing, economics, and studies that relate to aviation business and management.
IADA is a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago, promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry. IADA now offers the world’s only accreditation program for dealer organizations and the only certification program for individual brokers. The process delivers high standards of ethical business and transparency regarding aircraft transactions, leading to a more efficient and reliable marketplace. For more info about IADA go to

July 1, 2019–The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications until July 31, 2019 to become a Products and Services member of the organization. Products and Services members are companies whose primary focus is related to the support of aircraft transactions, whether their expertise is finance, legal, tax, escrow, or maintenance.

The membership application process for Products and Services membership begins with an applicant completing the standard application. As part of the application process, the candidate should ask three IADA members for their support as a sponsor.
“To be considered for a Products and Services membership in IADA, applicants should contact Devri Pitts, IADA’s Independent Association Director, at devri@iada.aeroprior to the July 31 deadline,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “We plan to hold membership votes twice a year and the next one will be at our fall meeting.”
“As a global organization, IADA influences and shapes the aircraft transaction industry,” said IADA Products and Services Member Advisory Council Chairman Stephan Asper, Senior Vice President of Marketing for AIC Title Service. “It is the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective and ethical business aircraft transactions, valued by highly skilled aircraft transaction professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success.”
IADA Products and Services members include companies engaged in: Aircraft Management & Charter, Aircraft Manuals, Aircraft Valuations, Education & Training, Escrow Services, Financing & Leasing, Flight Planning, Fractional Aircraft Program, Fuel, Hourly Cost Maintenance, Industry Publications, Insurance, Maintenance & Overhaul Services, Maintenance Tracking, Operations & Management and Tax & Title.
Working for business aircraft owners globally, IADA provides a facility for professional standards, ethics and exchange of information among its members and to the public for the purpose of creating a more efficient market, facilitating transactions and providing transparency into the transaction process, thereby increasing business aircraft ownership and usage worldwide.
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