The Experimental Aircraft Association, local Chapter 291, has awarded 14-year-old Kevin Farias with a $4,000 "Matching Funds Award". This award will pay not only to attend group school but will pay for his aircraft rental and instructor expenses. This award is given to those who truly desire to pursue a career in aviation. Kevin's interest in aviation began after his father spent 11 years as a pilot in in the US Navy. Farias said, "I feel encouraged so that maybe in the future I can get my pilots license and then maybe one day I can apply for Naval Academy in Annapolis."
On behalf of everyone at the Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation we wish you good luck, Kevin!
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Where are you from? Sioux City, Iowa
What is your major? Advertising major with a minor in Photography and Graphic Design
What is your favorite display? Flight 232 display
Why did you become an intern? I wanted to gain work experience as an intern. Plus I enjoy going to museums so it seemed like the perfect fit!
Where are you from? I'm from Crofton, Nebraska
What is your major? I am a Business Accounting Major/ Agribusiness Minor
What is your favorite display? My favorite display is the UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter from the Vietnam War (pictured behind me)
Why did you become an intern? I became an intern to grown in my understanding of the operations of a business and to aid the museum in grant requesting.
Where are you from? I am from Kansas City, Missouri
What is your major? My major is Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
What is your favorite display? My favorite display is the Flight 232 area because it gives the area some pride in what they accomplished.
Why did you become an intern? I became an intern because I wanted to get started in marketing and really enjoy history.