The NGPA Education Fund periodically names scholarships to honor the legacy of two of our members, David Charlebois and Steven Moore.
NGPA member David Charlebois was First Officer on American Airlines Flight 77 on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which crashed into the Pentagon. David was born in Morocco August 29, 1962. During his childhood, David lived with his family in Paris, France and Arlington, Va., and resided in Washington, D.C. at the time of his death. He was a graduate of Yorktown High School, Class of 1980. David attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., Class of 1984. He worked as a corporate pilot for several companies in North Carolina, and then began his career as a commercial pilot in 1988, first with U.S. Air and then with American Airlines.
Steven Moore was Executive Director of the NGPA and NGPA Education Fund from 2012 to 2014. Steven brought forth leadership and vision for NGPA and laid the ground work for the success of what NGPA has become today. Steven demonstrated courage as an openly gay man and pilot, and embraced everyone for who they were. Steven was tragically taken from us in an airplane accident October 2014. We have over $50,000 in funds received and pledged gifts for the Steven Moore Scholarship.