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2022 Scholarship Recipient
Today a Pilot, Tomorrow an Instructor
Kuna, ID; 25 April 2022 – Marissa Hansen, a senior at Kuna High School, received a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 from the Lyons Aviation Foundation to support her in her flight training as she pursues a private pilot certificate through Silver Hawk Aviation Academy which she anticipates completing in May, 2022.
As a young child with divorced parents who lived in different parts of the country, she started flying early and loved the sensation of being in the air, looking out and seeing everything in front of her. She knew then that someday, she wanted to have a career in Aviation. Her step dad got his private pilot license when he was a senior in high school, and encouraged her to do the same. This fall, Marissa is heading to South Dakota State University to pursue a BS in Aviation in anticipation of becoming a commercial airline pilot. This is not her final destination, though; her real dream is to open up her own flight school someday so that she can help others “realize their flight dreams the way someone has helped me.”
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”