The purpose of the Tony Jannus Essay Contest is to foster interest in scheduled commercial aviation, as well as, pilot Tony Jannus' history-making role in the inception of the world-wide industry amongst high schools students throughout the state of Florida. Students in grades 9 - 12* are provided the opportunity to submit an essay of 1000 - 1500 words that integrates one or more of the following:
- Florida’s influence on worldwide commercial aviation with particular reference to the contribution and legacy of Tony Jannus;
- The contribution to commercial aviation by one of the recipients of the Tony Jannus Award;
- The economic impact of commercial aviation with particular reference to jobs, trade and tourism; and
- How Tony Jannus and/or Tony Jannus Award Recipients have stimulated me to explore the aviation industry as a possible career field.
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