AOPA Project Pilot Mentor Michael R. Dunkin, who is mentoring two students in South Carolina, was recently rewarded for doing his part to boost the pilot population. He was randomly selected as the $1,000 winner of AOPA Project Pilot's first quarterly prize drawing. Dunkin has visited airports with his students, Shirley Gerrald and Shannon Clup, and found flight instructors for both. "They show a basic interest, and then you've just got to develop that," Dunkin said, explaining the importance of mentoring aviation enthusiasts. "A lot of people are interested in flying and never follow up. You are there to help them follow up." So far this year, Mentors have supported more than 2,000 students by signing them up for AOPA Project Pilot. Three more drawings for $1,000 gift cards will take place this year, so sign up a student for your chance to win.
May 4, 2007