2017 Scholarship Presentation

On the morning of June 18th, 2017, surrounded by family, Melissa Resendes received the 2017 Stripes to Bars Scholarship on the flight line of Aspen Flying Club at Centennial Airport.

In addition to receiving her STB flight scholarship, Melissa was surprised to receive an embroidered flight bag donated from Dominic Martinez of MyGoFlight and a discovery flight provided by Stripes to Bars, in combination with Aspen Flying Club.

Ecstatic, Melissa took the intro flight immediately after the ceremony with her STB’s mentor and flight instructor, Lance Ward. Accompanied by her two sons in the back seat, Melissa taxied the Cessna 172 away from the ramp with her family waving her off on her first flight and the beginning of her adventure to become a private pilot.

Melissa Resendes receiving the STBs 2017 Scholarship from President, Clayton Horney

Dominic Martinez presenting Melissa with a donated flight bag from MyGoFlight

Melissa with her Step Father, Mike Condon, and his fiancée, Lina DuChene, after the ceremony

CFI Lance Ward guiding Melissa through the preflight inspection

Melissa getting ready for her first flight

Melissa is all smiles after successfully completing her first flight