Pat Napolitano Honored with Memorial Scholarship


WICHITA, Kan. (June 25, 2018) — Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics is honoring the memory of Pat Napolitano – pilot, A&P Mechanic and friend, by funding the establishment of The Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians. Through this scholarship, Pat’s legacy will inspire a new generation of aviators. Pat Napolitano, Fleet Support Representative and Staggerwing Pilot for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, passed away in an airplane accident May 25, 2018. Having been with the company for more than 15 years, Napolitano was a respected employee and member of the aviation community. With more than 30 years of experience and over 4,500 hours of flight time, his passion for aircraft maintenance and flying was apparent to anyone who had the opportunity to meet him.”I am personally saddened to lose a close friend and colleague,” said Todd Winter, President and CEO of Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. “Pat’s love for aviation was contagious. He was a passionate and caring person; an impressive pilot and technical expert. He helped make flying fun. We will miss him greatly and remember him every time we fly.” The Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians is available to all graduating seniors or current college students pursuing their Aviation Technician Certification. Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has partnered with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Educational Foundation to administer the scholarship program.Donations to the Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship can be made to:AEA Educational Foundationc/o Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship3570 NE Ralph Powell Rd.Lee’s Summit, MO 64064For more information about the scholarship, contact Julie Lowrance, Director of Communications for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, at 316.630.0101. About Mid-Continent Instruments and AvionicsMid-Continent Instruments and Avionics manufactures, overhauls and repairs aircraft instruments, avionics and advanced power solutions. Operating within an AS9100C-certified facility; Mid-Continent serves 57 countries and supports business and commercial aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), defense, and special missions markets. The company manufactures more than 20,000 units per year and processes more than 15,000 units in its overhaul, exchange and repair operation. For additional information, visit About Aircraft Electronics Association Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified international repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions. For additional information, visit About Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation The AEA Educational Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing a career in the general aviation maintenance and aircraft electronics industry. Since its inception in 1990, the AEA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships. For additional information, visit # #