Update From Leon Souders – 2013 Scholarship Recipient

Leon Souders, 2013 Alex Gilmer Flight School Scholarship Recipient

Leon Souders

Leon Souders

Please see the email that Leon sent to us, 5 years after receiving the scholarship.

March 12, 2018

Good afternoon!

Leon Souders checking in here to give y’all an update about where I am with training. It’s been some time since I checked in so here’s a quick synopsis! In June 2016 I was hired on by the 149th Fighter Wing at Kelly Field Annex in Texas. Since then I commissioned in March of 2017, entered Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) June 2017, graduated from the T-6 Texan II in December 2017, and I just solo’d in the T-38C last week! It’s been a long road and there’s a lot of training left, but every minute is a dream! Finger’s crossed I’ll earn my wings in June and I owe many thanks to wonderful people like y’all willing to take a chance and assist me on my journey! Blue skies and happy flying to everyone involved in the Alex Gilmer Flight School Scholarship!


Leon Souders

As always, we are so proud of what our scholarship recipients are accomplishing!