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










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.

Visit Central: www.central.aero



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. In 2019 we proudly granted $30,000 in scholarships to young Arkansans growing their careers in aviation in The Natural State by providing 10 Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to qualifying students. Visit us online at www.fly.arkansas.gov



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 www.clintonairport.com


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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.







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Based in Searcy, Arkansas, privately-held First Security Bancorp has the most complete and diverse product offering of any Arkansas-based financial services holding company. Supported by the strength of $1.18 billion in total capital and $5.4 billion in assets, First Security can meet any financing need – right here in Arkansas. Visit us online at www.fsbank.com



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 www.simmonsfirst.com



Dassault Aviation is the world leader in the integration of complex, advanced and innovative airborne systems. We have delivered over 2,100 jets since 1963 and we have a presence in over 80 countries across five continents.  Visit us online at www.dassaultfalcon.com



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 www.dillards.com


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 www.hatcheragency.com



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 www.wlj.com





2019 Ace Sponsors







Aerial Patrol, Inc. was formed in 1983 to service the needs of the public utility industry and its supporting contractors. We have established and maintained strong working relationships with the state and region’s many electric utility, gas and pipeline companies. In the mid-south API is well-known and well-respected as a first-class helicopter operator.

Aerial Patrol is a member of the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, AIPRO, Helicopter Association International, as well as other industry and professional organizations. Visit our website.



OZARKA’S Associate of Science in Aviation-Professional Pilot provides an introduction to aviation for students hoping to becoming professional pilots in addition to completing a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university. In addition to completing rigorous general education requirements, students learn to fly single-engine aircraft through the College’s FAA-approved Part 141 training course, Air Agency Certificate 8OZS312L. Students qualify to take the Private Pilot knowledge test and practical exam. This degree will serve as the foundation for advanced flight certification offerings, as well as provide seamless transfer degree opportunities to four-year institutions. 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 www.hc-cpa.com


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 www.triplesalarm.com



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: ozark-aerosports.com




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.
Visit us online at www.garverusa.com