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Announcing The Tracy Forrest Scholarship Endowment

In October of 2020, Tracy Forrest, a longtime resident of Winter Park and the founder of one of Central Florida’s largest commercial construction firms, Winter Park Construction (WPC), passed away from brain cancer. Tracy is also remembered as an accomplished pilot and a mentor to the next generation of aviators. He supported a variety of philanthropic aviation programs including Veterans Airlift Command, Corporate Angel Network, and the EAA Young Eagles program. Blending his passion for both construction and aviation, he developed the South East Ramp general aviation hangar complex at his home base, the Orlando Sanford International Airport. Tracy also built an iFly indoor skydiving flight facility in Jacksonville, Florida.

We are very pleased to share the news about the Tracy Forrest Scholarship Endowment (TFSE). The mission of the TFSE is to connect and assist students (TFSE Scholars, Scholars) in their pursuit of careers and education opportunities in the aviation/aerospace community. TFSE celebrates and helps scholars pursue their dreams of a career in or around aviation by providing funds to defray the cost of education and provide a powerful network of contact sand support for long-term career success. The Endowment will have a profound impact on the lives of Scholars. It will provide a lasting impact on the aerospace industry by bringing America’s best and brightest to the industry.

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