Red BeachThe Red Beach Scholarship Fund, named for the late CAPA co-founder & Chatham flight instructor Red Beach (pictured), provides annual scholarships to aviation students.

Scholarship fund chairman Jeff Bauer and his committee are currently in the process of reviewing candidates for this year's awards, which will be presented at the June CAPA meeting. If you are a high school student or know any candidates who are pursuing an aviation career and would like to apply, they should contact Jeff at once at Stay tuned for further details about our 2015 scholarship presentations.

The scholarship is named after "Red" Beach", a well-loved Chatham flight instructor who was killed in a tragic seaplane accident on Lake Winnipesaukee over a decade ago when the engine failed at low altitude.  "Red" Beach earned his pilot's license before he received a drivers license.

To make contributions or donations to our Red Beach Scholarship Fund please contact us here or you can write us at the following address:


Cape Cod Pilots Association • PO Box 3005 • Waquoit • MA • 02536-3005

CAPE PILOTS AWARD 2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS (on the right in each picture)

2014 Scholarship Winners

The 2014 scholarship winners were presented their scholarships at the CAPA scholarship presentation in June. This years scholarship winners were outstanding in their own right. The presentation this past June was equally outstanding in that for the first time a Cape Air Scholarship for $3,000 was presented. Our president John Garabedian donated the new John Garabedian Scholarship for $2,500, , and the Red Beach Scholarship was also awarded for $1,500.

Our Cape Air Scholarship was awarded to Kyle Ouellette. Kyle is no new comer to our scholarship program. However, he is a prime example of how we are continuing to help those students that richly deserve our assistance with their dreams of a career in aviation. He is currently attending Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University and plans to become a pilot for the Air National Guard prior to a career as a commercial pilot.

The John Garabedian Scholarship was awarded to Brian Anderson a graduate of Bourne High School. Brian has spent his early career interning at Alpha One Flight Services in Plymouth. He is attending Bridgewater State University pursuing a career in Airport Management.

The Red Beach Scholarship was awarded to Aaron Wilson of Martha's Vineyard High School. Interestingly he started his love of aviation on a Cape Air f light at fourteen years old when he was asked if he would want to sit as the copilot in a local flight. He is using his scholarship at the Florida Institute of Technology this year.

The Cape Area Pilot’s Association, Inc. is a group of 122 Cape pilots organized to promote aviation safety and education and meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable.  It was originally organized in 1995 as the Chatham Airport Pilot’s Association and soon expended to encompass aviation and membership at the Cape’s ten airports.  Their web site is  New members are welcome, and the only requirement for membership is a love for aviation.



Past Scholarship Winners

Christina Satcher Connor McCarthy Dan Kinchla Johnathan Beach Mel Rego Vince Donnelly
David McWilliam explains how he fell in love with aviation as a young boy, building over 100 model aircraft.  he demonstrated a miniature propellor he carved spinning on an electric motor. Chairman Gary Street congratulates Harwich graduate Nell O'Connor.  She soloed a glider at Cape Cod Airfield at age 14. Barnstable High graduate Jared Power-Spirlet describes his excitement visiting Logan Airport's observation deck on the roof of terminal "A".
David McWilliams Nell


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