Aviation Education & Career Expo at ProJet Aviation to Award Over $137,000 in Scholarships this Fall

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11th annual event showcases exciting careers in aviation and aerospace to over 600 students in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

US Coast Guard Helicopter at the Aviation Education and Career Expo

US Coast Guard Helicopter at the Aviation Education and Career Expo

This money is life changing to many students...

ProJet Aviation will host the 11th annual Aviation Education & Career Expo on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at the Leesburg Executive Airport. More than 600 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 50 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 $137,000 in aviation education scholarships and flight training awards this year,” said ProJet Aviation's Julie O’Brien, Cofounder of the event. “This money is life changing to many students. We rely completely on corporate funds and donations to make this day happen.” In addition to ProJet Aviation, key sponsors include: The Hoxton Agency, Aircraft Owners & Pilot’s Association (AOPA), Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USAIG, Shell Eastern Aviation, Liberty University, National Agricultural Aviation Association, Toth Financial, NATA, Women in Aviation, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Paramount Business Jets, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Air Culinaire, Aviation Adventures, Aviation Week, Averett University, Av-Ed Flight School, Avemco Insurance, Bowling Green State University, Frederick Flight Center, Harris Teeter, Community College of Baltimore County, Easy FBO, Open Air, GIF-E North America, GWBAA, Kansas State University, Marywood University, Paragon Detailing, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Sugarloaf and Old Dominion 99’s, Vaughn College of Technology, and General Dynamics.

The Aviation Education and Career Expo is a unique opportunity for students interested in the aviation/aerospace industry to explore numerous exciting career paths. This year’s line-up of guest speakers and demonstrators include:

  • Tony Springer, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer, NASA
  • Heidi Moats, Air Safety Investigator, NTSB
  • The US Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team
  • K-9 Demonstration by Metro Washington Airport Authority
  • Drone Demonstration by Caleb & James Mashburn
  • National Agricultural Aviation Aerial Demonstration by Matt Crabbe
  • Remote Control Aircraft Demonstration by Kwong Ko

Registration for students and scholarship applications can be accessed through the event website http://www.aveducationexpo.com.

About The Aviation Education & Career Expo
The Aviation Education & Career Expo is one of the largest and most successful aviation education events in the United States, awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school students pursuing careers in the aviation and aerospace since its inception in 2005. Over 600 students attend the event each year, which features keynote presentations by industry leaders, static and live aviation demonstrations, and scholarship awards from universities, small businesses, and corporate sponsors. Cofounded by aviation professionals Julie O’Brien and Sarah Thompson, the Expo is committed to helping high school and college level students explore the many career opportunities available to them through the world of flight. The Aviation Education & Career Expo is hosted by ProJet Aviation at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), in Leesburg, VA.

About ProJet Aviation
ProJet Aviation is the DC metro region's premier aviation hospitality company, dedicated to helping people accomplish extraordinary things through the wonder of private flight. ProJet’s fully integrated services include aircraft management, worldwide charter, and flight support (FBO). The company operates ProJet Center FBO at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), general aviation’s gateway to Washington DC, Dulles, and Virginia's Horse & Wine Country. Established in 2007 as a partnership between former airline pilot and entrepreneur Shye Gilad and noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, Founder & CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, ProJet Aviation combines the operational integrity of the world’s best airlines with the refined service of a world-class resort. ProJet is a member of the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), holds an ARGUS safety rating, and is one of the few operators certified to conduct charter flights into Washington Reagan National Airport (KDCA). ProJet’s numerous accolades include recognition as a Washington Business Journal’s Best Place to Work, Loudoun County Chamber’s Service Business of the Year, and an Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company.

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