Milestone Reached- Luna Mattke

The Lyons Aviation Foundation’s  2022 top recipient, Luna Mattke, reached an important milestone recently:

Completing her first solo flight.  The flight took place at Felts Field (KSFF).  Her instructor joined her at the start of the flight, to complete a few landings. He then stepped out of the cockpit and allowed Luna to solo, accomplishing a stop and go, a go around, and a full stop!  Solo flights build so much confidence on the Road to Wings. Luna very much appreciates the support from all those who donated to The Lyons Aviation Foundation, which directly is supporting her financially in her flight training and in her pursuit of of her private pilot certificate.


Luna and CFII Curtis


About The Lyons Aviation Foundation:

The Lyons Aviation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit private foundation that exists to support and encourage the next generation of pilots and aviators through offering financial scholarships to deserving young persons who are pursuing their Private Pilot Certificate. The Lyons family has been involved in and maintained a history of aviation-related careers for over 65 years.  The Lyons Aviation Foundation story started with Rolf C. Lyons, when he entered military service at the age of 17, enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1955, with his sons later following in his footsteps. This foundation was born out of a desire to give back to the aviation community and the future pilots, mechanics, and engineers working in the field by providing an opportunity to those that might not otherwise have the means to pursue aviation as a career path.  This foundation is a living tribute to a family story and its ties to aviation, military service, and one another.  More information can be found at

“A Helping Hand on the Road to Wings”