9/12/23 Message from Condor President Keith McPherson: It is with a very heavy heart that I relate to you the passing of Linda Lewis, a dear Condor friend and the wife of member Jan Lewis.

Linda always brightened our various social functions, and enjoyed flying with Jan in their Cessna 210.

More recently, you know Linda as the Co-Founder of the Lewis “Freedom of Flight” Scholarship Program, which provides young pilots an opportunity to pursue the same passion for aviation that Linda enjoyed.

To support Linda’s dream, the family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Scholarship Program at the following link: https://www.givesendgo.com/Lindalewis

Please keep Linda and the Lewis family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

Fly High and Rest in Peace, Linda. You will be missed.

The Lewis “Freedom of Flight” Scholarship was established in 2021 by long-time Condor Aero Club members, Jan and Linda Lewis.  Jan has been afforded tremendous opportunities in aviation through his extensive and accomplished career.  His and Linda’s passion for excellence in aviation is infectious.  They established this scholarship to support aviators with great dreams and strong desires with the ability to reach into the skies.

Air Force with T-38
Jan at Retirement
Retirement from the Airlines
Jan and Linda
Scholarship Co-Chairs:  Linda and Jan Lewis

Here is an overview of the Program details.  For a more details, please check out the Overview & FAQ. Good Luck!

2023 Application Deadline:

  • April 30, 2023 at 11:59PM Eastern Time

Scholarship(s) Available:

  • Private Pilot Certificate: $4,250.00
  • Instrument Rating: $2,250.00
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate: $2,250.00

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current Condor Aero Club Member in good standing at time of application and award
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (if a student in high school or college)
  • Must have taken and passed the FAA Private Pilot Written Knowledge Exam
  • For Instrument Rating Scholarship, must possess a Private Pilot Certificate
  • For Commercial Pilot Scholarship, must possess an Instrument Rating
  • Must demonstrate a financial need

Application Process: Apply Online

  1. Candidate should determine their eligibility, and read the Frequently Asked Questions for this Program.
  2. Candidate should complete the Lewis Freedom of Flight Scholarship application by April 30, 2023 at 11:59 Eastern Time.
  3. The Lewis Freedom of Flight Scholarship Committee will review each application in detail to determine the awards.
  4. Application shall be notified of the decision by May 2, 2023 (Condor Membership Meeting), and funds will be deposited into the applicant’s flying account at Condor Aero Club.


If we haven’t answered your questions, please email: accounts@condoraero.com.