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We Are Proud To Share The News Of A Scholarship Fund Created For Beloved PNP Pilot Timothy E Johnson Jr.

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timothy Johnson Memorial Fund May 31

 

TIMOTHY E JOHNSON, JR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR AVIATION AT MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE

 

On May 31, 2013, at 10:00 am the Miami Dade College Homestead Campus will announce a new scholarship program in honor of Timothy E. Johnson, Jr., at Landmark Aviation, 14150 SW 129th Street, Miami, Florida.

 

According to Tim Johnson, Sr, “Our family could not think of a better way to honor the life of our beloved son, brother and husband.”

 

Timothy was an avid aviation enthusiast. His generosity and kindness made him a dedicated pilot who devoted his free time to saving the lives of animals through the Pilots N Paws program. He worked with the organization since 2009.

 

The scholarship is a unique opportunity for students interested in the aviation industry. The Flight Scholarship will be an opportunity for students interested in becoming commercial pilots that might not otherwise be able to afford the expense.

 

The scholarship comes at an important time when the industry is beginning to experience a shortage of pilots.

 

Federal mandates taking effect next summer will require all newly hired pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of prior flight experience—six times the current minimum—raising the cost and time to train new pilots in an era when pay cuts and more-demanding schedules already have made the profession less attractive. Meanwhile, thousands of senior pilots will soon start hitting the mandatory retirement age of 65.

 

The mission of the Eig-Watson School of Aviation at Miami Dade College is to provide the greatest opportunities for students to achieve success by meeting the professional and educational needs of the aviation industry. Miami Dade College has offered aviation program for 40 years.

 

For personal information about Timothy E. Johnson, Jr please contact Nina Johnson, ninajohnson@mac.com, (305) 571-2288

For information about the Scholarship Program at MDC Aviation please contact Diana Lewis, dlewis4mdc.edu, (305) 237-5911