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Project Pilot awards money for flight training

Project Pilot awards money for flight training

One of AOPA's top priorities is to increase the U.S. pilot population. To accomplish that, AOPA revamped its Project Pilot program to give members the opportunity to mentor student pilots. (Students who have mentors are three times as likely to become a pilot.)

As an extra incentive for prospective pilots to go after their dream of earning their wings, AOPA gave away $250 for flight training to more than a dozen future pilots. One future pilot earned $5,000 for flight training. (The money can only be used for flight training.)

$250 winners

  • Margaret Medford of Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Larry Lavellee of Pt. Charlotte, Florida
  • Phillip Hensche of Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • Cathy Hensche of Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • Paul Werbin of Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • William Reeves of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Marquette Browning of Mooresville, Indiana
  • Robert Showalter of St. Simon's, Georgia
  • Kim Torasso of Palm Harbor, Florida
  • Jonathan Fiuk of Eureka, Montana
  • Joel Sansing of Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Sergio Sanchez of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
  • Dominick Buonocore of Smithtown, New York
  • Aaron Alt of Glen Burnie, Maryland
  • Dylan McManus of Stoneham, Massachusetts

$5,000 winner

  • Danuta Hartman of Wallingford, Connecticut

April 26, 2007

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