Our SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS make possible generous grants
in educational funding providing students in the State of Arkansas
an opportunity to pursue their dreams.




the 2017 air methods scholarship

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Quality emergency care doesn’t begin in the hospital emergency room – it begins at the scene of the accident or the moment a life-threatening illness strikes. Air Methods has a talented workforce of over 4,500 team members, which includes the best in the air medical industry. We are pilots, clinicians, mechanics, air communications specialists, support teams and many more. We’re ready to answer the call because we know someone’s life is on the line. We dedicate ourselves around the clock to maintain equipment and supplies, coordinate logistics and relentlessly provide the tools and expertise that allow us to give more tomorrows.

From the front lines to the phone lines, we believe our status as the industry leader – and the importance we place on our mission statement and core values – allow us to attract the highest level of talented professionals. More than 20% of our team members are U.S. veterans, active duty or in the reserves. Our comprehensive aviation, clinical and maintenance training is as robust as it is intense. And our continuous curriculum of learning and simulation-based training is unmatched in the industry. 

We are ready to save lives at every moment of every day, with over 300 bases of operations serving 48 states. In rural communities, that kind of reach of care is crucial. Emergency air medical transport and treatment is often the only access to lifesaving emergency care they have – providing access to millions of people who otherwise would not have been able to make it to a trauma center. 

We also operate eight maintenance centers of excellence throughout the nation and a national communications center. Although we call Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado, home, we are only a call away.


David A. Paul

David A. Paul

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David was raised in Oklahoma City and has lived in Arkansas since 1989. A licensed pilot for 46 years, following college and a brief career in Mechanical Engineering, 2017 marks the 40th year of his continuing professional aviation career as a Flight Instructor and Corporate Pilot. David has served as Chief Pilot for ALLTEL and Westrock Aviation. This year a scholarship is being awarded in David's name as the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society continues the tradition of honoring those in our community who have been instrumental in growing General Aviation in the State of Arkansas in addition to their numerous contributions around the nation.

We thank you, David, for your lifelong commitment to aviation. And we are pleased to honor you in 2017 with a Scholarship which will bear your name. 


Honored with a scholarship donation in his name by an anonymous local benefactor, David is thrilled to be part of the furtherance of Aviation Education in Arkansas through the efforts of The Arkansas Aviation Historical Society.

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Each year, the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society receives scholarship funding from donors who choose to remain anonymous. We are a non-profit, and these donations are tax deductible. If you would like more informaiton on Funding a Scholarship, sponsoring our Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception, or otherwise, here's HOW YOU CAN HELP.




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With a rich history at Adams Field (LIT) dating back to Central's designation as an Advanced War Pilot Training Center ahead of World War II, the Premier General Aviation Firm in the South is today a regional hub for the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul of propeller driven and jet aircraft with full service Paint and Interior shops, Avionics, Level 3 NDT, an Airline Components Division specializing in weld repairs and sheet metal, Aircraft Sales, Charter, and the oldest, largest Flight School in the State of Arkansas boasting over 475,000 Flight Hours.
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Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is Arkansas’s largest commercial service airport, with nearly 2.2 million passengers annually. Also known as Adams Field, Little Rock’s airport hosts six airlines with dozen of daily departures and nonstop service to 16 cities. Visit us online at

The Arkansas Department of Aeronautics promotes aviation safety, encourages the establishment and planned expansion of airports to enhance economic development, and administers the State Airport Aid Program. We also help coordinate aviation planning efforts between local, state, and federal governments. Visit us online at




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Founded in 1935 as Bell Aircraft Corporation, Bell Helicopter continues to set the pace for the industry and expand the scope of vertical lift. An industry leader with unmatched name recognition, Bell Helicopter was the first to obtain commercial certification for a helicopter. Over our rich 80-year history, Bell Helicopter has delivered more than 35,000 aircraft to our customers around the world.
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Dassault Falcon jets are the most advanced business jets in the world -- designed and built in France and completed in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America and South America. Visit the Dassault Falcon website.


For 112 years we’ve been dedicated to working alongside local individuals and businesses in the communities we call home. We are a full service financial partner offering more products and services than ever before, from personal and business banking to a renowned low-rate credit card as well as investments, trust and insurance services. Come experience why more and more people choose Simmons Bank as their financial partner. Visit us online at

We are an aviation services provider focusing on traditional fixed base operation (FBO) services for all segments of aviation, including general aviation, military/government, and commercial air carriers. Our areas of expertise include ground handling, aircraft fueling, hangar development, cargo handling, and aircraft de-icing – all done with superior customer service. Visit us online at

For over a century, Wright Lindsey Jennings has built a reputation for excellence in ability, service and professionalism as one of the premier law firms in Arkansas and the region. Our attorneys serve clients from both our main office in Little Rock and our Northwest Arkansas office in Rogers in a broad range of litigation and transactional practice areas. Visit us online at




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Aviall is a leading provider of aircraft parts, supplies, chemicals, tools and materials. Aviall offers more than 2 million parts, including extensive lines of aviation oils, tires, batteries, hardware and more. We also provide diverse maintenance, repair, rotables and innovative logistics and supply chain solutions. For more than 80 years, Aviall has supplied the global aerospace and defense industries with trustworthy product lines. Shop Aviall for hardware, engines parts, tools, avionics and all of your other aircraft needs. VISIT OUR WEBSITE.



The Central Arkansas Library System, with its headquarters at the Little Rock Main Library, serves a local population of 402,947 and is the largest public Arkansas library system. Its fourteen libraries are located in the City of Little Rock (Main Little Rock Library and eight branches), Pulaski County (Wrightsville, Jacksonville, Sherwood, and Maumelle, AR), and Perry County (Perryville, AR). 
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Lexicon offers a unique combination of capabilities. Our services include construction management, fabrication, erection, mechanical installation, and plant maintenance for heavy industrial, commercial, and roadway projects, as well as a full spectrum of golf course construction and management services.

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The Hatcher Agency goal is to provide Outrageous Service for all Individual and Group Insurance needs! Give us a try and you will see why "Our Attitude is the Difference!" Voted "Best Corporate Insurance Firm" in Arkansas Business Eleven Years in a Row. Best of Business, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Visit us online at

A nationwide General Aviation magazine since 2001. Publisher – Editor, Ralph McCormick, Fly-Low Publications. Ralph McCormick has been flying since 1982, having flown many different aircraft from a P-51 to a Taylorcraft. His favorite is his Zlin 526F, an excellent aerobatic plane built for the Soviet Union in the 80s for training. His love of flying and writing led him to create this publication in 2001.
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We are a full service FBO located in the heart of Central Arkansas.  We are pleased to offer our customers quality service and an FBO full of amenities that include Aviation Fuel, Flight Planning Center, Aircraft Parking (ramp or tie down), Hangar Storage/Rental, Passenger Terminal & Lounge & more.
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Hudson, Cisne & Co. LLP provides knowledgeable service that companies need in today’s business climate.  Through conscientious efforts and the ability to anticipate clients’ needs, such as the effects of forthcoming legislation and regulations, whether it be tax or financial reporting, Hudson, Cisne & Co. LLP has built and will maintain a solid foundation of client service. Visit us online at

Our philosophy is simple, one of partnership and dedication. We support our technicians with high-end products and extensive training to better serve our customers throughout the state. Visit us online at

AAOA was incorporated as an Arkansas Nonprofit Corporation in 1985 “to serve the interests of the owners and operators of all airports in the State of Arkansas.”  Our purpose is to provide a network for the exchange of information and the transfer of experience gained among the members to help in the operation and management of airports.  Visit us online at

The Conway Municipal Airport at Cantrell Field is situated on a 431-acre site in Southwest Conway, which is located 10 miles southwest of Conway’s city center, opened in September 2014. The airport is located 10.3 miles West of I-40, along U.S. Highway 60 (Dave Ward Drive) to Cantrell Field Drive in the City of Conway. More info.


Dillard's, Inc. ranks among the nation's largest fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishings retailers with annual sales exceeding $6.5 billion. The Company focuses on delivering style, service and value to its shoppers by offering compelling apparel, cosmetics and home selections complemented by exceptional customer care. Visit us online at

Ozark Aerosports LLC provides basic aerobatic instruction, tail wheel endorsement training, and adventure and familiarization flights in various aircraft including the super decathlon, piper cub and Pitts S2B. Located in north central AR at Melbourne (42A), you can visit online for more information at:

Galley Support Innovation (GSI) is located in the heart of Sherwood, Arkansas.  We are a family owned and operated business for over 60 years.  We strive to provide a product that exceeds industry standards and we never settle for less.
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With engineering services dating back to 1919, Garver has nearly a century of service in providing clients with consulting expertise. Garver has 18 offices in nine states, and our headquarters are based in North Little Rock, Arkansas. We provide services for transportation, aviation, water, energy, industrial, development, federal, survey, and construction management projects.
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Fly Arkansas, LLC provides aviation services and products to those within and outside the aviation sector, serving all 50 states and six different countries. Servicing aviation requirements from aircraft sales, leasing, consultation, and survey work. Visit us online at


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