NBAA Announces Recipients of 2018 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarships

For General Inquiries Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

For Scholarship Inquiries Contact: Tyler Austin, (202) 783-9267,

Long Beach, CA, Feb. 7, 2018 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced the recipients of the 2018 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship. These individuals will be recognized during the 2018 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2018), taking place Feb. 6-9 in Long Beach, CA.

These training awards, given in conjunction with annual sponsors, promote the career development of current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers. The 2018 sponsors include:  

  • Academy College
  • Airline Dispatch Federation (in conjunction with Flamingo Air Schools)
  • Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training
  • CornerStone Strategies LLC
  • Corporate Aviation Solutions
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Flight Safety International
  • GA Food Safety Professionals
  • Jeppesen
  • King Schools, Inc.
  • Medaire, Inc.
  • NBAA Air Traffic Services
  • ServiceElements International, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthcare Global
  • Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

 The following individuals are the recipients of 2018 NBAA S&D Training Scholarships:

  • Beck Bakemen
  • Karen Bryant
  • Erick Fernandez
  • Josh Gayoso
  • Lyndee Hayden
  • Keeley Jones 
  • Nidhi Kamath
  • Premilia Luchun
  • Traci Meyers
  • Antony Ngumbau
  • Gaurab Pariyar
  • Branden Roper-Hubbert
  • Cody Solma
  • Kaila Weber 

NBAA’s S&D Committee offers scholarships through two separate but related programs that specifically promote professional and career development for business aviation schedulers and dispatchers.

The S&D Training Scholarship Program, launched in 2004, offers opportunities for scholarship recipients to gain access to hands-on teaching initiatives. Through a separate S&D Scholarship Program, the committee offers cash grants, which can be used for a variety of professional development initiatives.

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships, contact NBAA Project Manager, Professional Development Tyler Austin at or visit

For information about NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, contact NBAA Director, Educational Development & Strategy Jo Damato at

Learn more about SDC2018.