LAKEPORT/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Whitney Brouwer says she knew years ago she wanted to fly.
"It was always so exciting to see those little yellow airplanes maneuvering over the cornfields. I always thought It'd be so cool to be a pilot someday," Brouwer said.
Now she has her Private Pilots Certificate, approaching her senior year at Lecture University's School of Aeronautical Science.
"As a woman that's got her mind made up on what she wants to do, I want to help her especially when her goal is aviation."
Dianna Stanger is a pilot. After her all female pilot crew won last year's 'Air Race Championship', she said they wanted to use the money they won to help another aspiring female pilot in her dreams to fly.
"Very grateful that they wanted to donate those funds to a scholarship." Brouwer said smiling from ear to ear.
"We know that the figures are so low for females in aviation, it's just a tough industry to get into."
Dianna Stanger says that only 7% of pilots are women, so when she found Ms. Whitney Brouwer at Letourneau University's School of Aeronautical Science, she knew she had a winner,"
"If you were out on a ramp, she was going to be out there working to achieve her goal, if it meant getting down and dirty that's what she was going to do," Stanger said.
And getting the job done takes more than just book work.
"It's good to see other women pilots doing pretty incredible things."
"We've got eyes in the back our head, we know what we're doing. I think we just make better pilots but that's just my opinion."
Brouwer says she plans to use the scholarship money she won towards completing her Commercial Flying Certificate.