DAYTON, Ohio—Sinclair Community College’s Aviation Technology Department is to receive Aviation Trail Inc.’s 2015 Trailblazer Award Wednesday, April 15.
Held annually to honor an organization or individual who has advanced aviation in the Miami Valley, the award dinner this year will be held at the Sinclair Conference Center, Building 12, at West Third and Perry Streets in downtown Dayton.
“In this 32nd year of the award, we thought it appropriate to hold the presentation dinner on the college’s own turf and look forward to having some of the aviation students, as well as faculty, attend,” ATI President Marvin Christian said.
The social will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45. Tickets are $50 each; Sinclair student tickets are $35. Checks should be received no later than Friday, April 10, at Aviation Trail Inc., P.O. Box 633, Wright Brothers Station, Dayton, Ohio, 45409. Please indicate your choice of beef, chicken or a vegetarian meal.
Presenting the award will be the previous year’s recipient, John Bosch, chairman and CEO of Commander Aero Inc. at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport.
More than 2,400 pilots, mechanics, dispatchers, and flight attendants have graduated from Sinclair’s aviation program since 2004. Among other specialties, the department was among the first in the nation to offer short-term certificates in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for precision agriculture, geographic information systems and first responders. Its assets for that effort include simulators and aircraft, and it has begun construction of an indoor UAS flying range.
Aviation Trail’s annual Trailblazer marks the birthday of Wilbur Wright, who was born April 16, 1867, in eastern Indiana.
Visit Aviation Trail’s website for a complete list of Trailblazer awardees.
Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402