Cedar Falls, Iowa (January 8, 2020) – Connell Aviation Group and the Connell Family wish to memorialize the passing of its patriarch, James H Connell, with the announcement of a new aviation-based scholarship. Students training in either flight or maintenance programs are eligible for the scholarship award.
“James Connell dedicated his life to not only advancing flight but to sharing his aviation legacy with others,” said Alyssa Connell, chief executive officer of Connell Aviation Group. “He was an accomplished pilot, mechanic and airport manager, having a more than 50-year career as a pioneer in aviation in America.”
“Jim would’ve been proud to have this scholarship help a student pursue their dream,” said Karen Connell, Jim’s wife of 34 years. “His greatest passion was teaching and educating others. To have his legacy carry on this way is the fulfillment of his life’s work.”