Aviation Education & Career Expo at ProJet Aviation to award over $206,000 in scholarships this fall

ProJet Aviation CEO Shye Gilad welcomes students at the 2016 Aviation Education and Career Expo

“This experience can change a student’s life.” – Julie O’Brien, Expo Co-founder

ProJet Aviation will host the 12th annual Aviation Education & Career Expo on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at the Leesburg Executive Airport. More than 700 students, educators, and parents are expected to attend the Expo, which is designed to showcase exciting careers in aviation and aerospace to young adults (ages 16-22). This free event features keynote speakers, live demonstrations, and static displays with representatives from over 60 aviation organizations, including the US military, emergency medical airlift, law enforcement, maintenance and avionics repair, government agencies, private aviation, in-flight catering, and more. “We will award over $206,000 in aviation education scholarships and flight training awards this year,” said ProJet Aviation’s Julie O’Brien, Co-founder of the event. “This money can change a student’s life. We provide opportunity and mentorship to students that may have never explored all of these possibilities. ”

The Aviation Education and Career Expo is a unique opportunity for students interested in the aviation/aerospace industry to explore numerous exciting career paths and talk one-on-one with industry experts. Students get an “up close and personal” look at occupations that are in high demand in the United States and worldwide.

This year’s line-up of guest speakers and demonstrators include:

  • Lt. Meagan Varley Flannigan, US Navy Fighter Pilot
  • Jamail Larkins, Aviation Entrepreneur, Business Owner & Aerobatic Pilot
  • The US Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team
  • K-9 Demonstration by Metro Washington Airport Authority
  • Drone Demonstration by Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • National Agricultural Aviation Aerial Demonstration by Matt Crabbe
  • US Coast Guard Hoist Demonstration

In addition to founding sponsor ProJet Aviation, key partners and scholarship donors include: Avemco Insurance, Av-Ed Flight School, Averett University, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Aircraft Owners & Pilot’s Association (AOPA), Air Culinaire Worldwide, Aviation Adventures, Bowling Green State…

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