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NBAA Announces Six Recipients of Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship

Individuals Will Attend Leadership Conference February 22-23 in Dallas, TX

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2006 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that six individuals have been selected by the Association's Corporate Aviation Management Committee as recipients of the 2006 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship. Each scholarship includes up to $875 to cover expenses associated with recipients' attendance at NBAA's Annual Leadership Conference, scheduled for February 22 and 23, in Dallas, TX.

The Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship, now in its second year, is sponsored by Eastern Aviation Fuels, Pentastar Aviation, SIG Aviation LLC and The VanAllen Group. Representatives from each of these entities will be present at the Leadership Conference. The recipients of the 2006 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship include:
  • Dan Domingues, Taughannock Aviation Company, Ithaca, NY. Domingues is an ATP-qualified Part 135 captain with Alaska bush experience. His goal is to become a business aviation career pilot known for innovation and integrity.
  • Anna Marie Hern, Trajen, Bryan, TX. Hern is an ATP pilot with Part 91 and Part 135 experience who also has been an active flight instructor. She would like the added career challenge of becoming involved in corporate flight management and operations.
  • Ryan Marshall McCown, ACM Aviation, LLC, San Jose, CA. McCown is an ATP captain for a Falcon 2000 and has interests in corporate aviation beyond flying. He would like to be instrumental in the development, implementation and operation of a corporate flight department.
  • Paul Wayne Myers, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Myers will graduate in spring 2006 and is passionate about a career in aviation. He has worked as a dispatcher and in other roles in aviation, and wants to pursue further career development as a business aviation professional.
  • Herwig Ingo Schmidts, W.W. Grainger, Inc., Waukegan, IL. Schmidts is an ATP pilot for a Falcon 2000 and has a varied experience being involved with warbird-type aircraft. He wants to develop the leadership qualities needed to be an effective manager of a dynamic 21st Century flight department.
  • Leslie Cathleen Woods, University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman, OK. Woods has been involved with the National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition at OU, and she wants to pursue a career as a pilot in corporate aviation because of the wide variety of destinations the industry serves.
A registration form and agenda for the Leadership Conference are posted on NBAA's Events web page at www.nbaa.org/events. The page also contains information about several other professional-development initiatives featured at the Conference, including:
  • A February 21 Professional Development Program Course on "Strategic Leadership" offered by Jodie Brown with Summit Solutions
  • A February 24 Regulatory "Hot Topics" Forum offered by NBAA's Tax Committee
NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information, contact NBAA Director, Operations Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or jevans@nbaa.org, or visit the web at www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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Founded in 1947, NBAA serves more than 7,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.