Michael became interested in aviation from watching the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds at SUN ‘n FUN as a little boy. He received a SUN ‘n FUN flight scholarship in 2015 and earned his private pilot’s license about a year later. Michael is a senior at Central Florida Aerospace Academy and plans to attend college after he graduates. He is interested in serving in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot but is also open to other career opportunities in aviation. He is an active member of the Lakeland AeroClub, looking forward to flying to AirVenture in Oshkosh this summer for the second year in a row. “Thanks to the scholarship and SUN ‘n FUN,” Michael stated. “I’m a more responsible and reliable person.”

We are proud of Michael and his older sister, Jackie, who works in our admin office as a staff support specialist!