Aspen School District No. 1
COME CELEBRATE WITH FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
ASD is proud to announce that seven students are winners of the 2023 Flight Training Scholarships funded by Atlantic Aviation. The scholarships were awarded to students who demonstrated a strong passion for aviation and a commitment to pursuing their dreams of becoming pilots.
The scholarship winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Atlantic Aviation, 69 East Airport Road. The event will be attended by Atlantic Aviation officials and aviation industry professionals. The scholarship recipients and their families will also be in attendance.
The Flight Training Scholarship was created to support aspiring pilots in their pursuit of a career in aviation. The scholarship provides $10,000 in financial assistance to each of the 11 students to help cover the cost of flight training, and is designed to help recipients achieve their goals and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in the aviation industry.
"We are thrilled to award these scholarships to such deserving candidates," said Jonathan Jones, General Manager of Atlantic Aviation at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. "We believe that these scholarship recipients have the potential to make significant contributions to the aviation industry, and we look forward to seeing them achieve their goals."
"We strongly encourage the community to join us in celebrating these aspiring young pilots and their achievements," said Garrett Seddon, Aspen School District Aviation Director and Instructor of Aeronautics. "This is an opportunity to show our support for the future of aviation and to inspire the next generation of pilots."
The scholarship recipients will receive flight training from the Aspen Flight Academy (AFA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers youth to learn about the joys and responsibilities of flying by providing students with classroom and flight training needed to pilot aircraft. Seddon expressed his appreciation for the partnership with AFA, calling it a critical component in training our students in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and giving them the opportunity to become certificated pilots.