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NBAA Announces Two Recipients of 2009 Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship

Individuals Recognized at NBAA Leadership Conference, held February 18 to 19 in New Orleans, LA

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, [email protected]
Patrick Dunne (202) 783-9263, [email protected]

Washington, DC, February 18, 2009 –The first two individuals to receive the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) inaugural Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship will be recognized on February 19 during the NBAA Leadership Conference, being held this week in New Orleans, LA..

The scholarship is to be given annually in coordination with the family of the late Donald A. Baldwin Sr., and is designed to benefit individuals seeking to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs). Baldwin, an accomplished general aviation pilot, was a member of NBAA's Board of Directors from 1968 to 1971. He also received the NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award in 1992 and the Flight Safety Foundation Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award in 1991.

The recipients of the 2009 Baldwin Scholarship are as follows:

  • Thomas L. Kimbrough, a Citation captain with SIG Aviation in Goldsboro, NC. Kimbrough previously served that company as a pilot, mechanic and FBO manager and now is looking for opportunities to expand his depth of management education. With the technical skills he possesses, he plans to obtain CAM certification as the next logical step in his business aviation career plans.
  • Darren S. Wilson, also a Citation captain with SIG Aviation out of Goldsboro, NC. Wilson wants to obtain CAM certification to further his career plans, demonstrate his aviation knowledge and qualifications, and prepare for increased responsibility.

For more information about the 2009 NBAA Leadership Conference, visit www.nbaa.org/events. This site also contains information about other professional development initiatives featured at the Conference, including the CAM Exam, which is now available in a computer-based testing format. To be eligible for this exam, participants must have been pre-qualified and approved earlier in the year.

For more information about NBAA’s CAM Program, visit www.nbaa.org/cam.

The Baldwin Scholarship is one of several scholarships NBAA offers to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships, visit www.nbaa.org/scholarships.

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