NBAA Announces Recipients of 2012 International Operators Scholarship

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Washington, DC, March 14, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the selection of three recipients of the 2012 International Operators Scholarship.

The first recipient, Nikolas Bray, is a student in the professional pilot program at the University of Oklahoma. He has worked to expand his knowledge of the world by learning Spanish and working in Chile for one summer. He plans to use the scholarship funds to complete his certified flight instructor rating at the university.

The second recipient, Gregory Frister, is a student at Lewis University majoring in aviation management. He plans to use the scholarship funds toward a degree in the program, and also in support of his flight training to complete his commercial and instrument pilot ratings.

The third recipient, Basham Johnson, is a business aviation professional pilot with Jet Aviation and has experience with worldwide travel. He plans to use the scholarship funds to complete an MBA with a concentration in international business at Samford University.

The 2012 International Operators Scholarship is valued at $13,500, which is divided among the recipients for their professional development toward careers in business aviation that are related to international operations. This scholarship program is administered by NBAA’s International Operators Committee and made possible by the following NBAA Member donors and their representatives:

Scholarship recipients are being honored at this week’s NBAA 39th Annual International Operators Conference, taking place from March 12 to 15 in San Diego, CA. Both committee and donor representatives are present at the conference to recognize this year’s scholarship recipients.

For more information about NBAA’s International Operators Committee, contact NBAA Director, International Operations Bill Stine at Visit the International Operators Conference web site at

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships or to download application forms, visit

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