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









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Each year, the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society receives scholarship funding from donors who provide scholarships in the amount of $3,000 for aspiring young aviators. This donor has chosen to remain anonymous, but has encouraged us to remind the public: funding dreams today is what drives the future of Aviation. We are a non-profit, and these donations are tax deductible. If you would like more information on Funding a Scholarship, Sponsoring our Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception, or otherwise, here's HOW YOU CAN HELP.






Presenting Sponsors









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







Reception Sponsors











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



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



The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing directly and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients.

From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, Swiss Re deploys its capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk-taking upon which growth and progress depends.
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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





Ace Sponsors









The Loomis Company’s Aviation Insurance Division has been serving the aviation community for 50 years. We focus exclusively on aviation exposures and provide the most suitable advice and insurance options available to the industry. Not only do our aviation specialists know insurance, but many are also active pilots themselves. This enables us to fully comprehend and analyze our customers’ exposures to develop solutions to meet the unique needs of these organizations. Our customers reap the benefits of our successful, long-standing relationships in the marketplace. With access to all major markets, at senior levels, our expertise and experience are put to good use when catering to the needs of our customers. Contact: Larry Mattiello, Director of Aviation Insurance. Phone: 917-969-1812 - Email: or Visit our website.



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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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



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:




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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2017 sponsors


  • Air Methods

  • The David A. Paul Honorary Scholarship

  • Anonymous