2018 Scholarship Winners Announced!

At FullThrottle Aviation, we believe in investing in the next generation of pilots. For our second year in a row, we have offered scholarships to pilots looking to expand their skillset and continue their journey in aviation. We are proud to announce 4 scholarship recipients this year, two from the Skills Enhancement Scholarship and two from our new Flight Attendant to First Officer scholarship. Click on the pictures below to see the biographies of our winners. Thank you to everyone who applied. We plan to continue to give back in the coming years with more scholarships.

As another way of giving back, we have helped many pilots with their resumes who have sought assistance. If you are looking for your first flying job and need help with your aviation resume, we will be glad to look it over free of charge if you send it to: education@fullthrottleaviationllc.com with the subject line “Resume Review.” This is not to be confused with airline app review services; this is for new pilots seeking their first job in aviation.

Skills Enhancement Scholarship Winners

Matthew May

Manuela Cortes

Flight Attendant to First Officer Scholarship Winners

Sarah Bernal

David Hagen

David Hagen

David Hagen

David is a college graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Studies.  In 1992 he obtained his Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Commercial and Instrument rating. Although his passion was always aviation, it became unattainable due to cost. In order to stay involved in aviation, he became a flight attendant where he has worked for the past 29 years. With the scholarship money from FullThrottle Aviation, he plans to circle back to his original dream of being a pilot and begin training for his CFI and CFII.

Sarah Bernal

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Sara is a native of Tempe, Arizona. She became a Flight Attendant for Southwest Airlines in February 2015. Sarah began her flight training in August 2017 and is currently working on her Instrument rating and Commercial certificate in Arizona. She is planning to use the scholarship funds to continue toward her Instrument rating and Commercial pilot certificate.

Matthew May

Matthew May

Matthew is from Dallas, Texas and is currently a senior at the University of Arkansas. As an overachiever in school, he was named on Chancellor’s List and has been active in the Student Alumni Association, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.  While earning his degree, he has also been working toward his goal of becoming a professional pilot. He currently holds his commercial pilot certificate and is a CFI. He plans to use the scholarship toward continued flight training in pursuit of his dreams of being a professional pilot.

Manuela Cortes

Manuela Cortes

Manuela is a passionate aviator who recently graduated with honors from Florida Institute of Technology. Throughout her time at Florida Tech, Manuela was an active member of the college community, serving as President of the Women in Aviation Club, VP of the UNICEF Club, and as a Resident Assistant to upperclassmen students. She now holds a Commercial Multi-Engine certificate and is working on her CFI. Ultimately, she hopes to become a professional airline pilot in the near future. She plans to use her scholarship toward obtaining her seaplane rating in Alaska. Manuela says that she would not be where she is today if it weren’t for the endless support of scholarship sponsors like the FullThrottle Aviation scholarship committee who believed in her and gave her the opportunity to pursue her dreams.

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