AOPA and Breitling mark the renewal of their historic partnership with the announcement of the Breitling Aviation Scholarship. The first of many collaborative plans, the scholarship will cover the cost for a young person in the United States to complete a full primary pilot training course.
Since the release of the very first Navitimer timepiece in 1954, AOPA and Breitling have worked together, partnering at aviation events and on programs to help aspiring pilots enter the field. Now, to commemorate the upcoming seventieth anniversary, these two iconic organizations are coming together once again to launch the Breitling Aviation Scholarship.
“We have quite a shared history with Breitling, going back to our original partnership on the original Navitimer in the 1950s,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “I’m thrilled to keep this important and strong relationship going, setting the stage for more exciting projects together. We greatly appreciate Breitling’s commitment to AOPA and general aviation.”
The Breitling Aviation Scholarship is just the first of several planned collaborations to mark the watch’s seventieth anniversary in 2022. With that date fast approaching, stay tuned for major news about how AOPA and Breitling will be celebrating their shared legacy in the iconic pilot’s watch.