Salt Lake City, UT, April 10th, 2014 – Ernst and Young today announced that Lois and Sean Reid of Upper Limit Aviation are finalists for the EY Utah Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award.
The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Upper Limit Aviation was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on May 29, 2014 at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Upper Limit Aviation (“ULA”) partners with four-year universities and community colleges nationwide to provide the lab portion of the aviation sciences degree. ULA’s largest partnership is in Cedar City. The company is known for producing skilled, knowledgeable helicopter and fixed wing pilots equipped to support the needs of the aviation industry.
Lois Reid, ULA co-founder and CEO stated, “We are more than honored to be selected as a finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. There are several other accomplished entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries on the finalist list, and we are grateful to be recognized in such fine company. The truth is that we owe a great deal of our success to our partner schools, employees, flight instructors, and students. We thrive because of our culture of service toward our students.”
Sean Reid, ULA co-founder and President stated, “We are proud of our team, and to be recognized by EY as an ‘electrifying company with dynamic leadership’ is humbling.”
Upper Limit Aviation (ULA) partnered with Southern Utah University in Fall of 2013. SUU is located in Cedar City, Utah, providing an Associates and Bachelors Degree in Professional Pilot. ULA has had a tremendous impact on the Southern Utah community. Thirty or more professional staff and 135 students moved to Cedar City as a result of the partnership. The total economic impact to Cedar City is estimated to be 10 million per year. “ULA’s unique partnership with institutions of higher learning offer student pilots a career path to becoming commercial pilots”, said Sean Reid. “As a FAA approved helicopter and airplane flight school, Upper Limit Aviation, offers college courses and programs that lead to a career in flying helicopters and/or fixed-wing aircraft.”
In spring 2014 Southern Utah University (“SUU”) and ULA welcomed seventy-five new aviation students who have enrolled into the Professional Pilot Program. The seventy-five new aviation students joined the sixty-one SUU students currently enrolled in the program, bringing the total student number to 136 pilots in training at SUU. Upper limit Aviation, headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, is one of the nation’s leaders in helicopter and fixed wing flight training.
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