Five Aspen High School students receive $12,000 aviation scholarships |

Five Aspen High School students receive $12,000 aviation scholarships

Staff Report
On Thursday morning in the Aspen Middle School aviation classroom, Hannah Popish (left), Porter Holmbeck, Anders Weiss and Asher Fite stood with their families after each receiving $12,000 scholarships.
Maddie Vincent/The Aspen Times

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.


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