Ready to Soar

by Tommy Turner

My name is Tommy Turner, and I’m a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s in Aviation Management. I’m originally from Dothan, AL with aspirations to become a pilot specifically a military pilot. Throughout my college career and post-college, I’ve engaged in some great opportunities and clubs such as: Black Student Union, Black Pilot Association, and joined a Prince Hall Masonic lodge.

My drive to pursue my Private Pilot License is due to not only my passion to be a pilot, but also because it’s one of the first steps to achieve my career goal in becoming a professional aviator. My passion for flying came way before I even had the opportunity to even get up close to an airplane let alone take a flight in one. It came from 1995 HBO television movie “The Tuskegee Airmen”. I am elated to be considered as a recipient of the Red Tail Scholarship Foundation. I want to thank the sponsors and donors because without their aid I would not have been able to gain some relief with this great financial dedication to fulfill my yearning that I have to become a pilot.