About the Foundation

Connor Burton, a retired American Airlines Captain, died in June 2008, at the age of 54.  To honor his love of flying, his family set up a foundation to help aspiring pilots pursue their dream of flying. Kansas State University’s College of Technology and Aviation in Salina, Kansas was a natural choice.

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2012 Annual Foundation Update

Total Contributions = $333,689.32*

Scholarships = 80%
Simulator Subsidy = 11%
Competition Teams = 8%
Recruiting = 1%

*over 115 scholarships awarded

We’ve come a long way since many of you contributed to Connor’s Memorial Fund in the Fall of 2008.  The intent then was to sponsor a couple of scholarships at Kansas State’s Aviation Program, and 37 of you contributed to honor Connor’s memory…

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