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NBAA Announces Two Recipients of 2008 ExxonMobil and the Avitats IOC Scholarship

Recipients to be recognized at NBAA Conference on March 12 in San Antonio, TX

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or [email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the two individuals to receive the 2008 ExxonMobil and the Avitats International Operators Conference (IOC) Scholarship.

The scholarship is given annually in coordination with ExxonMobil and the Avitats and NBAA's International Operators Committee and is designed to benefit individuals seeking to further their education applicable directly or indirectly to international flight operations.

The recipients of the 2008 ExxonMobil and the Avitats IOC Scholarship are as follows:

  • Cynthia Black is a scheduler/dispatcher for Citigroup Corporate Aviation in White Plains, NY. She plans to use the fund to participate in NBAA's International Operators Conference to broaden her expertise in supporting international flight operations.


  • Scott Walker pilots a Citation SII for Riley Air Charters of Yorba Linda, CA. He intends to use the funds to support his goal of obtaining an initial type-rating in the Falcon tri-jet series.


In addition to their scholarships, both recipients will receive free attendance to NBAA's International Operators Conference.

For more information about the 2008 NBAA International Operators Conference, visit www.nbaa.org/events. This web page also contains information about several other conferences and professional development initiatives.

For more information about NBAA scholarships or NBAA's Professional Development Program, contact Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or [email protected], or visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships or www.nbaa.org/pdp.

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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