Cessna’s global network of Cessna Pilot Centers (CPC) supported EAA’s International Learn to Fly Day by offering drawings for two flight training scholarships. Also, participating CPCs around the U.S. held local drawings for a free Cessna Sport/Private kit and a first flight lesson.
First prize winner, Salvador Valdes of Los Angeles, was awarded a $10,000 flight training credit, which she plans to use at Vista Air, a CPC located in Pacoima, Calif. Valdes, an aerospace engineering student at UCLA, has already begun flight training. “I wanted to see the practical side of what I was learning in school,” said Valdes.
Second prize winner, Valeri Simmons of Olathe, Kan., was awarded a $5,000 training credit, which she plans to use at Air Associates of Kansas, a CPC located in Olathe, Kan. Simmons had flown with her father as a young girl — and her son is learning to fly as well — but now she has the passion to learn to fly for herself.
Anyone who visited and registered with a domestic CPC during the International Learn to Fly Day activities was eligible for the drawing. Winners were chosen by random drawing June 30.
To find the CPC nearest you or for more information about Cessna’s Learn to Fly program: CessnaFlightTraining.com