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Fedex provides scholarships for National Flight Academy

The National Flight Academy is excited to announce FedEx has provided scholarships for 108 7th-12th grade students from the Memphis area to attend a 6-day program and participate in this immersive, aviation-themed experience. 

Captain Ed Lyons, Vice President of Safety and Airworthiness at FedEx Express, will be the guest speaker at the National Flight Academy graduation event at noon on Friday, July 25.

The National Flight Academy's president, retired Marine Lt. General Duane Thiessen says, "This is another great example of a company investing in the future of young people. 

The National Flight Academy offers one of the most exciting learning experiences in the world - inspiring 7th-12th graders to take an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in an aviation-themed adventure aboard a massive virtual aircraft carrier.  

The NFA provides an immersive environment that encourages learning and ignites imagination.   The students love it!"

"FedEx takes pride in helping educate the next generation of aviation professionals through this scholarship program with the National Flight Academy," Capt. Lyons said.  "We are honored in supporting aviation and providing this opportunity to many of the students from our hometown community." 

For more information about the National Flight Academy, visit

About the National Flight Academy:
The National Flight Academy opened in May 2012.  Participants in the program live aboard the virtual aircraft carrier, Ambition, where they experience an immersive, aviation-based adventure that is revolutionizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education.  It starts with an immersive, aviation-based story that weaves STEM learning objectives developed with the University of West Florida with important 21st century skills including critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication.  The National Flight Academy is located next to the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard NAS Pensacola.  The National Flight Academy, a program of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Inc., is authorized but not endorsed or funded by the U.S. Navy or U.S. Government.

About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories.  FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
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