Kristie McLean of Las Vegas, Nevada; Austin Rowles of Forth Worth, Texas; Michael Strickland of Carmanville, Newfoundland, Canada; and Matthew Vig of Opal, South Dakota. HFI proudly offers the Michelle

North Scholarship for Safety, awarded this year to Michelle Payne of Pompano Beach, Florida. North is a past chairman of Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Safety Committee, an educator, and an industry-recognized helicopter safety expert and advocate. This scholarship provides the recipient with full tuition to the HFI Safety Management program at HAI HELI-EXPO. HFI also oversees the Bill

Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Scholarships, administering the program on behalf of HAI’s Technical Committee. Offered in conjunction with airframe, engine, and avionics manufacturers, recipients use the scholarships to attend airframe- or equipment-specific training courses with stipends of up to $1,600. Manufacturers participating in the program for 2018 include Airbus, Honeywell, Leonardo, MD Helicopters, Pratt and Whitney, Rolls-Royce, and Safran Turbomeca. Recipients of the scholarships and stipends this year include: Samuel Pham of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (Airbus); Christoper Carreiro of Lyndhurst, New Jersey (Leonardo); Douglas Sena of Wyoming, Ohio (MD Helicopters); Corey Oestreich of Helena, Montana (Safran Turbomeca); Myles Van Patten of Stettler, Alberta, Canada (Rolls- Royce); Dennis Sieczkowski of Springfield, Oregon (Honeywell); and Damimola Olawuyi of Emene, Enugu, Nigeria (Pratt and Whitney). “We encourage students

around the world to pursue their dreams of flying and maintaining helicopters,” added McKay. “The application process for the 2019 scholarships begins in September,

and interested students can find more information at our website: www.”


PARTNER Southeast Aerospace (SEA) announces its formal selection as a BendixKing Repair Partner, designating SEA as an authorized BendixKing repair, overhaul and OEM distributer. SEA was selected by BendixKing for this partnership due to its extensive capabilities, state of the art facilities, and over 20 years of experience supporting BendixKing repairs to its domestic and international customer base. As a Repair Partner, Southeast

Aerospace will provide repair services for a variety of BendixKing equipment, including: Silver Crown, Gold Crown, Nav/Com, Autopilot, Radar, HF, Compass Systems, and more.

For more information on SEA’s partnership and services provide, email SEA at


CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announces that the association’s Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) has selected five individuals as recipients of 2018 Leadership Conference Scholarships. Each scholarship includes a

value equivalent to $2,000 to cover expenses associated with attending NBAA’s 2018 Leadership Conference, which will be held Feb. 26-28 in San Diego, CA. The conference is designed for current and future leaders in all facets of the business aviation industry, from aircraft operators to vendors that

provide products and services within the industry. The Leadership Conference

Scholarship, now in its 14th year, is sponsored in 2018 by donations from BAMC members. Representatives from each of these companies will be on hand at the conference to recognize this year’s recipients.

The 2018 recipients are:

• Daniel Booth: A Gulfstream pilot for Haymon Sports, LLC, Booth is dedicated to striving every day to be the best pilot he can be. Attending the conference will provide him with an opportunity to enhance his leadership, a quality he believes is essential for business aircraft pilots. “From single-pilot aircraft all the way up to large cabin jets, leadership can help an operation run smoothly and efficiently,” he said.

• Destry Jacobs: A senior at Arizona State University majoring in aeronautical management technologies while concurrently pursuing her master’s degree in aviation management and human factors, Jacobs exemplifies dedication to aviation and passion for community service. Whether spearheading fundraising for Colleges Against Cancer or serving as an industry ambassador with Women in Aviation, Jacobs is an example of the next generation of aviation leaders.

• Mykhailo Matiukh: A Ukrainian national who learned English so he could emigrate to the United States to pursue his dream of becoming a business aviation operations manager, Matiukh is an avionics intern with Bombardier Learjet Inc. He is in the process of earning his airframe and powerplant certificate to take the next step in his career. “His ‘what’s next’ attitude is every employer’s dream,” said Matiukh’s manager.


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