Ben Walton, Summit Aviation owner said, "I am
proud to accept this honor on behalf of our team
of top-notch professional staff and instructors,
and especially our Chief Instructor Janine Nunes,
who spearheaded our growth with Montana State
University and with the Veterans'
Administration, which allows for the training of
Veterans looking to pursue a career in aviation
to use their benefits."
In addition to providing flight training for
MSU’s successful Aviation Degree Program, which
has experienced 75% growth in the past two
years, Summit also provides
individually-tailored flight training and
specializes in mountain flying courses which are
led by Summit founder and mountain flying
expert, Ben Walton.
Summit flies state-of-the-art Diamond airplanes
which feature the latest avionics, carbon fiber
airframes, and highly efficient Jet fuel powered
Diamond airplanes have proven to be the
safest training aircraft in the world with the
lowest mishap rates of all general aviation
Summit Aviation also encourages public outreach
to build the flying community with summer day
camps for students, the EAA Learn to Fly Day,
and open house days. Summit Aviation is an FAA
approved flight school, aircraft charter and
sales company located at Bozeman Yellowstone
International Airport. The AOPA award committee
received over 2500 nominations for this award.