New Bern, NC – Eastern Aviation Fuels, the exclusive distributor of Shell branded aviation fuels in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is doubling the amount of its contribution to the Gary Steele Scholarship fund. Beginning in 2015, the scholarship will be awarded to both a male and female student. “We are excited to continue to support the aviation students of Embry-Riddle as well as continue to honor Gary’s legacy,” says Eastern Aviation Fuels President, Robbie Stallings.
In 2013, the Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA) and Eastern Aviation Fuels established the Gary Steele Scholarship Fund as part of the FABA Scholarship Program.
Gary Steele, a longtime supporter of FABA, passed away in 2012 at the age of 69. Steele served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era and was the airport manager for Charlotte County Airport Authority in Punta Gorda, Florida.
The Florida Aviation Business Association, founded in 1946 is dedicated to, “engaging, educating and supporting the association’s diverse membership of businesses, airports, and general aviation industry stakeholders and to collectively, with a common voice, promote, protect, and advocate for general aviation in the State of Florida.” FABA working together with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, the only aviation-oriented university in the world, are organizations poised to provide generations of highly skilled aviation oriented professionals.
Eastern Aviation Fuels was founded in 1975 and is the exclusive distributor of Shell branded aviation fuels in the United States. Eastern Aviation Fuels has aligned itself strategically with Shell to bring its FBO customers secure supply, FBO support programs, and quality Shell Fuels. To learn more visitwww.easternaviationfuels.com or call 1-800-334-5732.