AOPA, ProJet Aviation, and new corporate sponsor, FlightSafety International, recently announced that the fourth annual “Aviation Education Expo” has been awarded a grant from the 2009 Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf Fund Grant. The grant was established to provide funding to the most promising individuals and worthy projects which advance the field of general aviation.
The Aviation Education Expo was created in 2005 to inspire young adults, ages 16 to 20 by showcasing a wide variety of aviation and aerospace career opportunities. Students attending the Expo interact with aviation professionals through booth exhibits, displays, simulators, and guest-speaker forums. ProJet Aviation will host the Expo on Oct. 13 at its Corporate Aviation Facility located at Winchester Regional Airport.
“This is an honor and a privilege,” said Julie O’Brien, director of marketing for ProJet Aviation. “This event plants the seed of opportunity that has such a positive impact on the attendees, and our industry.”
Participants at the Expo have the opportunity to interact with vendors representing diverse and exciting aviation and aerospace careers including emergency medical airlift; law enforcement; aircraft maintenance and avionics repair; and U.S. military and national security assignments, among others.
“We rely completely on corporate funds and donations to make this day happen,” explains ProJet’s CEO Shye Gilad. “In tough economic times it is especially important for individuals and corporations to invest in America’s future, and we are very grateful to have the support of the Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf Fund Grant.”
Grants such as the Wolf Aviation Fund help ProJet and co-sponsors AOPA and FlightSafety reach their goal of expanding the Expo to include as many students and aviation professionals as possible.