Republic Airline Awards Nothing But Blue Skies Aviator Scholarship to Elizabeth Grambo

$5,000 scholarship announced at annual Women in Aviation
International conference

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Embraer–Elizabeth Grambo is this year’s recipient of Republic Airline’s Nothing
But Blue Skies Aviator Scholarship. The $5,000 award, which is presented
to a rising star among women in aviation, was announced last week at the
2017 Women in Aviation International conference held in Orlando.

“Liz and her passion for aviation really captures the spirit of this
award,” said Republic Chief Pilot Ashley Gomez, who presented the award
to Grambo. “The people of Republic Airline love the aviation business,
and we’re thrilled when we see the same spirit in a young person who is
already a role model for others. We look forward to a day when we can
welcome Liz to the ranks of Republic aviators.”

“I’m grateful to Republic and its people for helping me achieve my
dream,” said Grambo, who is doing her flight training at Community
College of Beaver County in Pennsylvania. “I come from an aviation
family – my mother was a flight attendant, my father and grandfather
were aircraft mechanics, my aunt and uncle were pilots – but my love for
aviation didn’t happen until just a few years ago when I took a
‘discovery’ flight that I’d saved up for and realized that this is where
I want to work; I want an office that comes with a 30,000-foot view, a
yoke and foot pedals.”

As part of her application, Grambo submitted a letter of recommendation
from one of her flight instructors who wrote of her commitment even
while working full-time:

“We sometimes laugh when she explains how she manages to study for these
difficult aviation exams with her busy schedule,” the instructor wrote.
“Whether it’s recording herself reading questions so she can listen to
them while driving, or sneaking in a quick study at work, she always
manages to get the job done. I have no doubt that she will succeed in
the world of aviation.”

About Republic Airline: Republic Airline, based in Indianapolis,
Ind., operates a fleet of about 170 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers
scheduled passenger service with about 900 flights daily to 105 cities
in 38 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline
provides fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner
brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The
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Jon Austin, 317-471-2808 or 612-839-5172
Communications Consultant