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Emily Gardner

The Lyons Aviation Foundation is proud to presenT
2022 Scholarship Recipient

Glendale, AZ; 25 April 2022 – Emily Gardner, 21 of Glendale, Arizona, received a scholarship in the amount of $1500 from the Lyons Aviation Foundation to support her in her dream of becoming a pilot.  Since the age of six, she’s known the path she has wanted to take.  Her ultimate goal is to become a Captain at the industry leading United Airlines.  Her passion for flight has been influence by her Uncle, who was a Captain in the US Navy.   She has worked tirelessly throughout high school and college in aviation related fields and studies.  She graduated college in just three years, with a degree in Aeronautical Management TechnologyShe’s interned for NASA, and has been a Civil Air Patrol Cadet.  She certainly has overcome challenges along the way, almost resigning herself that it just wasn’t in the cards for her.  Which makes her current situation so much sweeter!  She was selected and is currently attending United’s Aviate Academy.  This year long flight training is the path to her lifelong dream.  With each passing day she is a day closer to fulfilling her dream of being a Captain at United Airlines.  Thanks to the Lyons Aviation Foundation, whose mission is to support and encourage the next generation of pilots and aviators by offering financial scholarships, Emily is on her way!


Emily Gardner and Foundation President, Mark Lyons

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”

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