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Reston, VA
9 December 2003

To recognize Orville and Wilbur Wright s aeronautical achievements, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Evolution of Flight campaign, in partnership with Cessna Aircraft Company, recently awarded 60 Learn to Fly scholarships to the next generation of pilots and visionaries. These scholarships will enable promising students (ages 16-25) to begin or continue the pursuit of their private pilot license. Award winners received a $1,000 scholarship, which will be administered through a Cessna Pilot Center in the recipient s local area. In addition to the monetary award, winners received a complete Cessna private pilot multimedia training system from Cessna Aircraft Company. This computer-based program is an integrated system that combines flight-training material with accompanying flight lessons in a sequence designed to provide the best pilot training possible. Congratulations to the following scholarship winners:

  1. Terri Albert, Nowata, Okla.
  2. Michael Allen, Annapolis, Md.
  3. Alex Arbuckle, Spring, Texas
  4. Ashton Armstrong, Albuquerque, N.M.
  5. Robert Bortolin, Dayton, Ohio
  6. Isaac Bredseon, Bend, Ore.
  7. Shelly Brimmeier, Savannah, Ga.
  8. Sam Bruggeman, Hogansville, Ga.
  9. Douglas Burkes, Golden, Colo.
  10. Jennifer Buzby, Midlothian, Va.
  11. Colleen Callen, Galesburg, Mich.
  12. Victor Cannuscio, W. Palm Beach, Fla.
  13. Drew Chaplin, Portland, Ind.
  14. Sarah Collette, Columbia, S.C.
  15. Brentin Comeaux, N. Las Vegas, Nev.
  16. Timothy Cramer, Bel Air, Md.
  17. Desiree Denning, Brusly, La.
  18. Julien Diegel, Redmond, Ore.
  19. Maximillian Ferreira, Longwood , Fla.
  20. Shawn Gano, Niles, Mich.
  21. Michael Giansiracusa, Northborough, Mass.
  22. Joel Grosjean, Hertford, N.C.
  23. Christopher Hemmelgarn, Fort Recovery, Ohio
  24. Aileen Heslin, Tampa, Fla.
  25. Brianna Hoffman, Gary, S.D.
  26. Michelle Hollaway, Ft. Sill, Okla.
  27. Jason Johansen, Durango, Colo.
  28. Phillip Kang, Dumont, N.J.
  29. Sualeh Kausar, Blacksburg, Va.
  30. Jennifer Kirschner, Windsor, Conn.
  31. Carl Klepzig, Las Vegas, Nev.
  32. Davin Laporte, New Port Richey, Fla.
  33. Kyle Leiter, Austin, Texas
  34. Ryan Leo, Washington, D.C.
  35. Christopher Martin, Poplarville, Mich.
  36. Lindsay Millard, Petoskey, Miss.
  37. John Morris, Lompoc, Calif.
  38. Brian Naslund, Bloomington, Minn.
  39. Ryan Nicolay, Wellington, Fla.
  40. Morgan Parrott, Knoxville, Tenn.
  41. Christine Pastor, Dayton, Ohio
  42. Kristin Pedersen, Lexington Park, Md.
  43. Andrew Ray, Henderson, Nev.
  44. Janusz Ruch, Ashley Falls, Mass.
  45. Wesley Russell, Las Vegas, Nev.
  46. Timothy Schmidt, Woodridge, Ill.
  47. Derek Schmitz, Jefferson City, Mo.
  48. Ashley Sheahan, Miami, Okla.
  49. Kelly Sivy, Logan, Utah
  50. Brandon Smith, Kent, Wash.
  51. Travis Smith, Blacksburg, Va.
  52. Brandon Stenzel, Imperial, Pa.
  53. Marissa Streifel, Atlantis, Fla.
  54. Daniel Tappmeyer, Warrenton, Mo.
  55. Harvey Thomas, Las Vegas, Nev.
  56. Erik Valente, Las Vegas, Nev.
  57. Storm Walden, North Las Vegas, Nev.
  58. Scott Warhol, Pendleton, Ore.
  59. Alexander Weiner, Rochester, N.Y.
  60. Christoper Ziebarth, Boca Raton, Fla.

The mission of AIAA is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics. The Institute encourages original research, furthers the dissemination of new knowledge, fosters the professional development of those engaged in scientific and engineering activities, improves public understanding of the profession and its contributions, fosters education in engineering and science, promotes communication among engineers and scientists as well as other professional groups, and stimulates outstanding professional accomplishments.

The mission of the Cessna Pilot Centers is to promote the growth of flight training and Cessna by establishing the leading network of flight training organizations worldwide that utilize the highest quality flight training methods available. For more information on learning to fly, including requirements and frequently asked questions, visit the Cessna Aircraft Company s web site at http://www.learntofly.com.

Launched in 1998, and operating in partnership with The Boeing Company, GE Aircraft Engines, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Company, Rockwell Collins and Snecma, AIAA s Evolution of Flight campaign celebrates the legacy of flight and is shaping the next 100 years of aerospace innovation. Visit http://www.flight100.org for more information on the Evolution of Flight campaign.



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