When someone loses a parent it changes their entire life.  After, Lauren Dalzell Settles, father, Dr. Robert "Bob" Dalzell, died from a heart attack while flying she took to the skies and honor him in flight.

Lauren Dalzell

Lauren learned how to fly and even flies her dad's plane.  Two years ago she decided she wanted to preserve her dad's memory by offering aviation lessons to other young ladies.  She started out offering a one day aviation class with 30 girls and it has since grown to over 200 girls getting a taste of flight!

Lauren Dalzell

 

Last night the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport honored Settles as the very first recipient of OWB Friends of Aviation Award.  She plans growing the aviation classes that are offered here in Owensboro.

Great Job Lauren!  We know your dad would be super proud~