Scholarship Applications for the 2023 Award!

The Butler County Airport Authority is proud to announce that they plan to award one $2,500 scholarship and one $5,000 scholarship in January 2023. Qualified applicants must be pilot trainees at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport location of AirQuest Aviation or High Flight Academy. Additionally, under the same application, one Butler County resident will be chosen to receive the $2,500 David C Howard Passion for Flying Award.

Guidelines and applications will be available by 4 pm on Tuesday, November 1, at the flight schools, the Authority office or on this site under the Future of Flight Scholarship tab. All requirements of the application must be received in the Authority office no later than 12:00 noon EST on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Please consider making a year-end gift to the Future of Flight Scholarship Fund!

Tuesday, November 29 will be the National Day of Giving, but any day is the perfect time to consider a donation to the Future of Flight Scholarship Fund!  To date, this fund has provided thousands of dollars to support training and professional development for aspiring pilots in Butler County.  As we kick off this season of giving, it’s important to remember the impact we can make together to grow aviation in our community and beyond.  Your donation will help to equip and empower the future generation of aviators.  Give here Future of Flight Scholarship Fund • Pittsburgh – Butler Regional Airport ( or checks can be made payable to Butler County Airport Authority — please note “Scholarship Fund” in the memo line — and mailed to the office.  For questions, please contact Stacey Daugharthy at  Thank you for your support!