Terry Carbonell learned to fly to fulfill her husband’s dying wish—for her to be able to fly him around in an airplane the last couple of years of his life. That wish became a gift that helped her launch a new career and cope with his death.
“She’s the renaissance woman,” John King exclaimed. The scholarship is worth $18,000 and includes $5,000 that can be used toward higher CFI education, free lifetime access to King Schools online courses, and King Flight Instructor Refresher Courses for life.
NAFI Chairman Robert Meder said Carbonell’s work helps youths understand that “there’s a different way,” and they don’t have to stay stuck where they are currently.
Carbonell said she receives more from the youth than they receive from her: “To have these girls blossom and bloom” before her eyes “is amazing.”
Carbonell is an attorney, scuba instructor, and mosquito control pilot who has logged more than 2,800 hours in the past 11 years.
Applications for the 2017 NAFI/King Schools scholarship will open in August, with a deadline of Jan. 2, 2018.