For a report on the current state of the industry, read What About Young People in Flight Training?
Lothin Serao, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is studying aviation business administration and also hopes to advance her dream of becoming a professional pilot. Her passion for flying was inspired in part by her late father, a career military pilot for the Congolese army who spent hours talking with her about what it was like to fly and how being a pilot allowed him to see the world. Citing the prohibitive costs of flight training, Lothin is focusing on Aviation Business Administration to remain in the aviation industry, where she one day hopes to fly the A380. She notes: “Receiving this scholarship will make an incredible change in my life…allowing me to explore my potential in the aviation industry.”