Be A Pilot registered 250,000th prospect

The Be A Pilot program, the industry’s cooperative program to bring more people into aviation, registered its 250,000th prospect since its inception in 1997. Richard Roberson, 50, a dairy farmer from Locke, N.Y., won a free trip to Oshkosh courtesy of Be A Pilot.

When Drew Steketee, Be A Pilot’s president, phoned to let him know he had been selected to go to Oshkosh, Roberson’s first question was “What’s Oshkosh?” The student pilot, who had three lessons under his belt when he visited the big show, hopes to have his private pilot ticket in about six months.

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