LEESBURG, Virginia — ProJet Aviation will host the 11th annual Aviation Education & Career Expo on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Leesburg Executive Airport.
More than 600 students, educators, and parents are expected to attend the Expo, which is designed to showcase careers in aviation and aerospace to young adults (ages 16-22).
This free event features speakers, live demonstrations, and static displays with representatives from more than 50 aviation organizations, including the US military, emergency medical airlift, law enforcement, maintenance and avionics repair, government agencies, private aviation, in-flight catering, and more.
“We will award over $137,000 in aviation education scholarships and flight training awards this year,” said ProJet Aviation’s Julie O’Brien, co-founder of the event. “This money is life changing to many students. We rely completely on corporate funds and donations to make this day happen.”
This year’s line-up of guest speakers and demonstrators include:
- Tony Springer, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer, NASA
- Heidi Moats, Air Safety Investigator, NTSB
- The US Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team
- K-9 Demonstration by Metro Washington Airport Authority
- Drone Demonstration by Caleb and James Mashburn
- National Agricultural Aviation Aerial Demonstration by Matt Crabbe
- Remote Control Aircraft Demonstration by Kwong Ko
Registration for students and scholarship applications can be accessed through the event website.
In addition to ProJet Aviation, key sponsors include: The Hoxton Agency, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USAIG, Shell Eastern Aviation, Liberty University, National Agricultural Aviation Association, Toth Financial, National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Women in Aviation, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Paramount Business Jets, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Air Culinaire, Aviation Adventures, Aviation Week, Averett University, Av-Ed Flight School, Avemco Insurance, Bowling Green State University, Frederick Flight Center, Harris Teeter, Community College of Baltimore County, Easy FBO, Open Air, GIF-E North America, GWBAA, Kansas State University, Marywood University, Paragon Detailing, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Sugarloaf and Old Dominion 99’s, Vaughn College of Technology, and General Dynamics.