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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Zachary Butler

Zachary Butler

LtCol ROBERT A. CHRISTY, USMC(Ret), SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by

Jon R. Winthrop, Chairman and CEO, The Air Group, Inc., Van Nuys, California

Awarded To

Zachary Butler

Virginia Beach, Virginia

University of Texas, Austin

Scholarship Description

LtCol Christy holds a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Princeton and is an associate member of Experimental Test Pilots. As a Marine fighter pilot, he flew two tours of duty in Vietnam, one as squadron Commanding Officer, and commanded the flight test division at NAS Point Mugu. In 1976, LtCol Christy formed Golden Jet Airways in Los Angeles, and in 1980 co-founded The Air Group, a business jet sales and charter service where he was the executive Vice President for operations. LtCol Christy retired December 2007.