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February 2015 Bulletin

February 2015 Bulletin

February 11, 2015

Big Announcement!

We’re pleased to announce the name of the keynote speaker at the upcoming Pathways to Aviation Speakers Forum.

Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, is excited to take the stage at our big event!

In addition to his leadership at Southwest, Howard is the former CEO of Braniff Airlines and Group Vice President of Marketing for United Airlines. Howard is a business and motivational speaker, author, consultant, commentator, and online mentor on: Leadership, Customer Service, Change, Transformation and Ethics. He is the author of “The Winds of Turbulence” on leadership and ethics. Learn more about our keynote speaker by clicking here.

Howard is also a founding member of the Reno Air Racing Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

The date for this year’s Pathways to Aviation Speakers Forum is Wednesday, April 8 and will take place in the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada campus. There’s no cost to attend, but RSVPs are required.

Please RSVP to save a seat – CLICK HERE.


Additional Events

The Foundation happily promotes other aviation-related events, including the following. All are featured on the Pathways to Aviation website.

Saturday, February 14
Young Eagles Flight Day
Hosted by the Carson EAA Chapter
Click here for more information

Saturday, February 14
Sporty’s Ground School/FAA Written Test Preparation Workshop
Hosted at the Carson EAA Chapter Building, following the Young Eagles Flight Day.
Click here for more information.

Friday, March 20
Sports Aviation Foundation Annual Banquet
Featuring Jim Payne as keynote speaker
Click here form more information

Student Ambassador Program Launched

The Foundation is launching a special internship program for middle and high school students seeking experience in the world of aviation. The internship fosters a very reasonable time requirement to perform duties associated with earning credit and creating viable impact through the intern’s efforts.

Forward this to a young person who might want to serve as the campus representative for his or her school.

Click here for details and to apply.

The Reno Air Racing Foundation, doing business as Pathways to Aviation, was founded as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2004. The Foundation’s purpose is to encourage and support young men and women to pursue studies and careers in aviation, aerospace and aeronautics; to perpetuate the memory and spirit of aircraft, general aviation and air racing and their places in history; and, to promote and establish relationships with organizations that share and support our common purpose.

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