Made possible by the BettyFlies Foundation, a nonprofit created in memory of renowned local pilot Betty Haas Pfister; Pitkin County Air Rescue, Ger R. Andlinger, and the Aspen Flight Academy, these inaugural BettyFlies Foundation Flight School Scholarship awards aim to cover the cost of earning a private pilot license for each student, supporting the teens in pursuing careers in aviation and aeronautics after high school.
“This is a group of great, well-rounded kids. I am impressed by how motivated they are,” said Peter Hutter, a pilot and member of the BettyFlies Foundation advisory board. “This is a terrific opportunity and a special thing for our community to have available to students.”
Jack Fox also was awarded a $12,000 scholarship, but was not at the Thursday morning award ceremony.