Kevin Miesbach Memorial Scholarship

Written by Paul Wynns

After graduating from Southeast Community College with a degree in electronics engineering technology, Kevin Miesbach began his 40-year career in aviation as an avionics installation technician with Lincoln Avionics in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Duncan Aviation purchased Lincoln Avionics shortly thereafter, and Kevin transitioned to Duncan as an avionics line and bench technician specializing in aircraft troubleshooting and bench repair of navigation and communications equipment.

Between 1985 and 2006, Kevin held positions at Duncan Aviation of avionics/instruments team leader, shop supervisor, assistant manager and manager. In 2016, Kevin was promoted to business development manager for component repairs.

Kevin had a strong technical skill set, was always willing to help, and he had an innate ability to communicate and build relationships with anyone he met. Everyone who knew Kevin always said he had a great laugh, sense of humor, and was always genuine and honest.

Personal and technical improvement was important to Kevin, and he logged over 500 training events during his career. Kevin understood the value of ongoing training and was steadfast in promoting AEA training opportunities to students, his team members and industry partners. Kevin led the development of Duncan Aviation-provided training at AEA regional and national events, and he participated on many industry and college boards. He received the AEA Member of the Year Award in 2020, and his knowledge and feedback were instrumental in the development of curriculum to properly prepare students for a career as an avionics technician.

The Kevin Miesbach Memorial Scholarship celebrates Kevin’s contribution to the avionics technician field and will continue to share his passion for the value that a career as an avionics technician has to offer.

This scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Educational Foundation is a key component of the Aircraft Electronics Association, established with the mission of enhancing the future of aviation by providing financial support to students pursuing careers in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as those seeking to become pilots. Since its inception in 1990, the AEA Educational Foundation has been ...

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Eligibility information

High School Seniors & College Students
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students,Minimum GPA 2.5,Academic Interest Aviation/Aerospace