BASA is the recipient of two airplanes donated for the use of academy students at Boynton Beach Community High School. The dedication of the two planes to BASA will be held at the Lantana (KLNA) Airport at 1 pm on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010.
Florida Airmotive Inc. (the Owen Gasaway family) is donating a Cessna 310 to the academy to be used as a display airplane. The students in the Academy will restore and maintain the airplane once it arrives on the campus at Boynton Beach Community High School.
The second plane, a Light Sport Maxis is being donated in memory of Jeffrey R. Pastl (1972-1990) by Richard Kull. As his mother Doris Pastl, owner of Specialty Advertising explained, Jeffrey was a graduate of Congress Middle School and Santaluces High School. He was a member of the schools’ bands and played the tuba. Once he graduated from Santaluces, he joined the United States Air Force so he could work on jet engines and earn a college degree. At the age of 18 years old, three days after he arrived in California to train for Desert Storm, Jeffrey was killed in a car crash. This plane is being donated in his honor to reflect his love for the country and the US Air Force. The plane will be used to train students in maintenance and flight.
The BASA students and staff are extremely grateful to both families for their support of the Academy. In addition, BASA is dedicated to honor the memory of Jeffrey Pastl, as they learn from the planes that have been donated to the Academy.
For more information, contact Pam Whigham (561) 752-1526.