Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue
ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Avfuel Corporation has selected Trent Long of Pasadena, Maryland; Andrew Traficante of Boynton Beach, Florida; and Ann Hornick of Poplar Grove, Illinois, as the recipients of the 2nd Annual Pilot-in-Training Scholarship.
As a long-term member of the Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) magnet program, and captain of a 60-person robotics team, Trent Long will use his $1,500 scholarship to complete his private pilot certificate in preparation for college where he will major in aviation engineering. Through his education and internship at the Navy Annapolis Flight Center, Long hopes to become a pilot and flight instructor.
Andrew Traficante intends to use his $1,000 scholarship to complete his flight training at Lynn University while he also finishes high school. At the age of seven, he took his first lesson and has since developed a passion for flying and aerospace engineering.
Ann Hornick, a student and an employee at Poplar Grove Airport in Illinois, will use her $500 scholarship to complete her private pilot certificate prior to joining the United States Naval Academy or similar program. It is with the support of her airport community that she hopes to inspire other young women to pursue a career in aviation.
These scholarships are in addition to the 21st Annual AVTRIP Scholarship recipients announced earlier, including Wayne Manning of Provo, Utah; Stacy Everitt of Miami, Fla.; and Alayna Hall of Fargo, N.D.
Currently working in the aerial survey and charter business, Manning will use his $2,000 scholarship to obtain his Airline Pilot Certificate. Everitt, an active participant in Women in Corporate Aviation, will use her $1,000 scholarship to pursue advanced ratings. Hall will use her $500 scholarship to finish her degree in Airport Management at the University of North Dakota.