Mission Accomplished- Luna Mattke

February 1st will always be a day to remember for Luna Mattke, the Lyons Aviation Foundation’s top scholarship recipient of 2022. With Luna’s drive, dedication and determination, and financial support from our foundation, she successfully and skillfully met the requirements mandated by the FAA for obtaining a Private Pilot certificate.

What an accomplishment she is extremely proud of! This is the first step into the profession of aviation. From here, she will be able to build more flight time and flight experience, which will only serve to hone her skill of being an aviator.

This path can lead to a lifelong relationship with aviation. This first accomplishment is only the beginning of many more milestones to come in the world of aviation.

We at The Lyons Aviation Foundation are very proud of her, and her accomplishment. And we are ecstatic that we could be a small part in her story about becoming a pilot.

As Luna moves on to her next aviation endeavor, we wish her clear skies and smooth air.

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.” – Leonardo Da Vinci


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 66 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 www.lyonsaviation.org.

“A Helping Hand on the Road to Wings”