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The U.S. Air Force Academy has ordered 20 Diamond DA40 CS aircraft for its Powered Flight Program, a course that utilizes academic study and flight training to introduce cadets to the USAFs core aviation mission. Meza, an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student who will graduate in May with a B.S. in aeronautical science, will apply the $2,500 scholarship to flight time and finishing his degree. Growing up in an inner-city neighborhood can give one a false sense of hopelessness... but like my parents, I vowed to seize every opportunity to reach my dream of receiving my degree, becoming a flight instructor and, eventually, becoming a corporate pilot.
A Diamond In The Rough Anonymous Plane and Pilot; Mar 2009; 45, 2; Docstoc pg. 12 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Furthe
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