Leesburg, Va…The first scholarship from the Aviation Education and Career Expo has been presented to Scott Bell of Loudoun County, Virginia. The scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, was co-funded by ProJet Aviation and The Hoxton Agency. Bell was awarded the scholarship in response to an essay contest about why he wanted to pursue a career in the aviation industry. An excerpt of his essay is outlined below:
“I like aviation because it provides a different perspective of the world that no other career can offer – it will take me places, both physically and mentally. I am attracted to the excitement of traveling to new places and expanding my view of the world and its people. I also like aviation because it combines physics and technology; I like complex machinery and the systems that keep them operating. I want to become a flight instructor; teaching is a way for me to share knowledge with others and share the exciting field of aviation while refining my skills.”
Bell has been accepted at Kansas State University at Salina, and plans to use the scholarship funds to purchase school supplies and flight training hours.
The 7th annual Aviation Education and Career Expo will be hosted by ProJet Avaition on October 26, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at its corporate hangar on the Leesburg Executive Airport. The Hoxton Agency will join ProJet in bringing this event to the community, along with the following sponsors: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Flight Safety International, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, USAIG, and Rickman Construction Company. There is no charge for admission and a free lunch is provided for all attendees.
This event, geared primarily toward youth aged 16-20, attracts between 4-500 students, educators and parents annually, and provides an opportunity to interact with more than 40 aviation vendors. The vendors represent diverse and exciting aviation and aerospace careers including US military and national security assignments; emergency medical airlift; law enforcement; aircraft maintenance; government; medevac; avionics and more.
About ProJet Aviation (www.ProJetAviation.com)
ProJet Aviation is the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area’s premier aircraft management and charter company, specializing in private jet management, worldwide charter flights, aviation consulting, and acquisition services. ProJet operates a full service jet center in Leesburg, Virginia, with additional bases in Winchester and Manassas. A Washington Business Journal “Best Place to Work,” ProJet combines the safe and secure operational practices of the world’s best air carriers with the refined service of a world-class resort.