The Arizona Business Aviation Association will award up to $10,000 in scholarship funds to several applicants pursuing business aviation careers at the end of October, 2014.
The aviation industry represents 10 percent of Arizona’s total employment, according to a press release.
There are 84 airports in Arizona serving our citizens, more than 45 million passengers relying on air transportation to reach Arizona, and 3 million aircraft takeoffs/landings per year from general aviation airports, the release states.
“Business aviation is a significant part of Arizona’s transportation system and our economy,” said AZBAA Board Member John Washington.
“However, because the general public knows very little about business aviation, students and trainees interested in this field don’t have as much support in comparison to students on more traditional aviation career tracks.”
Applications will be accepted from Arizona students pursuing careers in business aviation such as pilots, flight attendants, dispatchers, mechanics and other business aviation career fields.
The scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition, flight ratings and recurring training.
Five aspiring business aviation professionals were awarded AZBAA scholarships this past spring.
One lucky recipient also received a King Air 200 Pilot in Command training course sponsored by FlightSafety International at their Long Beach, Calif. facility.
FlightSafety International is the world’s leading aviation training company, delivering more than a million hours of professional instruction each year.
Go to www.azbaa.org.