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Betty Stagg-Turner Memorial Scholarship/AT-6 Acquisition Project

Butler County Warbirds

Butler County Warbirds is partnering with Tailwheel Aviation LLP to promote advancement of women in the aviation industry. After 3 years of planning, in OCT 2022, we began taking donations and investment money towards the acquisition of a North American AT-6 Texan. The Texan was a 1940s and early 1950s military training aircraft that was used to teach most of the military pilots of WWII and the Korean War advanced flying principles. Our interests in it are specifically related to their use to train the WASPs, the famous Women's Air Force Service Pilots of WWII. BCW's friend, Betty Stagg-Turner was one of those lady flyers. As a graduating member of Class 44W-9, one of Betty's favorite memories was of her time in the AT-6. Therefore, we thought it fitting to honor her memory and use this historic aircraft to fund the Betty Stagg-Turner Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to women and used to assist ladies in starting or advancing their aviation careers.

Once we have obtained an AT-6 via our AT-6 Acquisition Project, a portion of each ride sold in the AT-6 will go into the scholarship fund and will be awarded annually to a female applicant seeking a career in aviation. This can be used for training as an air traffic controller, flight attendant, mechanic, pilot, and more. For information on how to make a tax deductible contribution to the project, or to join us as an investor, please contact BCW President Tim Epperhart at 513-702-3062 or for information or visit

We have created this custom challenge coin for the scholarship program. With a $50 or greater donation, you will receive a coin. Estimated ship date: Early January 2023.

Click the button below for the BC Warbird online store to donate & order the

Betty Stagg Turner Memorial Scholarship challenge coin:

If you would like to participate in promoting or contributing to this future scholarship, please contact and provide as many details as you can.

Butler County Warbirds

Middletown Regional Airport (KMWO)

2351 Wedekind Drive

Middletown, OH 45042

(513) 702-3062


Butler County Warbirds is Site #16 on the Aviation Trail


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