Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, an AEA member company located in Wichita, Kansas, is honoring the memory of Pat Napolitano – pilot, A&P Mechanic and friend, by funding the establishment of the Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians. Through this scholarship that will be administered by the Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation, Napolitano’s legacy will inspire a new generation of aviators.
Napolitano, fleet support representative and Staggerwing pilot for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, passed away in an airplane accident May 25, 2018. Having been with the company for more than 15 years, Napolitano was a respected employee and member of the aviation community. With more than 30 years of experience and over 4,500 hours of flight time, his passion for aircraft maintenance and flying was apparent to anyone who had the opportunity to meet him.
“I am personally saddened to lose a close friend and colleague,” said Todd Winter, president and CEO of Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. “Pat’s love for aviation was contagious. He was a passionate and caring person; an impressive pilot and technical expert. He helped make flying fun. We will miss him greatly and remember him every time we fly.”
The Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians is available to all graduating seniors or current college students pursuing their Aviation Technician Certification. For more information, click here.
Donations to the Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship can be made to:
AEA Educational Foundation
c/o Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship
3570 NE Ralph Powell Rd.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064