Institute of Flight receives Brewer Award


Last updated 12/6/2017 at Noon

Institute of Flight education director Gabriella Fainberg holding the local and regional Brewer awards.

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) director of Aerospace education for the CAP Washington Wing presented one of the highest recognitions in aeronautic education to the Institute of Flight in Mukilteo.

Established Dec. 31, 1959, the Brewer Awards serve as a memorial to Frank G. Brewer, Sr. and his lifelong interest in aviation, youth and education.

Recognition is given to individuals and organizations that made outstanding contributions to the advancement of youth in aerospace activities.

Nominees are evaluated on Civil Air Patrol program support, significance of accomplishment, community involvement and support of all facets of the aerospace education mission.

“The original Frank G. Brewer Trophy is awarded annually for the greatest achievement in the field of air youth education and training,” according to Major Carl Lindberg, Director of Aerospace Education for the CAP Washington Wing.

“Recognition for the past 10 years of our community-based aerospace education program underscores the Institute of Flight’s commitment to STEAM education programs,” said Gabriella Fainberg, education director of the institute.

Since 2007, the Institute of Flight has conducted many education programs, camps, workshops, and tours to help the next generation ignite passion for the future of aerospace.

The Brewer Award covers not only activities in Washington, but also the CAP Western Region made up of the six western states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Oregon.


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