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First Flight

Gracen Jules is sponsoring an ongoing essay contest for female high school students in the New Orleans metro area.

The founder of Gracen Jules, Jay Taffet – a daddy of two young girls who love being in the air – is committed to introducing aviation to other young girls considering this path. 


All female high school students throughout the New Orleans area are invited to submit their essays towards winning their “First Flight” in a private airplane (a parent is encouraged to join).

The essay question is below, and applicants can submit anytime here.  PDF submissions must be no longer than two pages, and multiple winners will be selected throughout the year.

Essay Question

When did you decide you wanted to be a pilot, and what kind of flying do you hope to do once you have your pilot’s license?

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