FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) AV8RS youth membership program has awarded four scholarships totaling more than $22,000 to teens who are pursuing flight training in high school and college.
This year’s scholarship program was funded through the AOPA Foundation, a non-profit organization, and made possible by the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.
“We are proud to recognize these four inspirational young AV8RS and help them build the skills they need to become leaders in aviation,” said Mark Baker, AOPA president and CEO.
The winners are:
AV8RS is AOPA’s program to introduce teens aged 13 to 18 to the world of aviation and flight. Membership in AV8RS is free and includes a digital subscription to Flight Training magazine; access to member-only content on www.aopa.org and flightraining.aopa.org; opportunities to connect with other AOPA AV8RS across the country through dedicated online social communities including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube; a special e-newsletter with stories about young pilots; scholarship opportunities and more.
Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly for thousands of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. AOPA is the world’s largest aviation member association, with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., Wichita, Kans., and seven regions across the United States. AOPA provides member services that range from advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, flight planning products, safety programs and award-winning media. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.
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