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2021 Scholarship Recipient
Charleston, SC, 24 April 2021 – Mikey Doyle, 16, who attends West Ashley High School in Charleston, South Carolina, received a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 from the Lyons Aviation Foundation to support him to begin his flight training as he pursues a private pilot certificate.
Mikey has always been fascinated by aviation – he grew up listening to stories around the dinner table from both his dad and grandpa. His grandfather flew a King Air corporate jet, and his father was Navy mechanic who worked on F14 Tomcats. Mikey plans on continuing a legacy of service by going to the Air Force Academy after he graduates from high school, with an eye towards becoming an Air Force pilot. This scholarship will allow him to begin his training in a Cesna 172 as the first step towards his USAF dream. When he’s not pursuing aviation, Mikey can be found training for the 400 meter hurdles for his track team, studying forensic science which is his favorite subject in school, and finishing up the requirements to earn his Eagle Scout rank with the Boy Scouts of America later this spring.
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 www.lyonsaviation.org.
“A Helping Hand on the Road to Wings”