Connecting With Flight Students Nationwide

The Piper Brand Ambassador program is a collaborative initiative between Piper Aircraft, Inc. and its partner flight schools to create and showcase aviation and lifestyle content in the collegiate flight training environment. The program is designed to highlight a select few college-aged Brand Ambassadors enrolled in flight courses or actively working as flight instructors, showcasing what it looks like to utilize Piper products in their flight training.

Currently participating in this program is the University of North Dakota, Purdue University and Minnesota State University Mankato, with Piper hoping to expand the Brand Ambassador program going forward.

Benefits for our ambassadors include free Brand Ambassador merchandise, discounted Piper Pilot Shop products and the potential for brand partnerships with established aviation companies. Additionally, ambassadors are compensated for each Instagram post, featured on Piper’s company social media accounts, and are guaranteed an interview for an internship at Piper headquarters in Vero Beach, FL.

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Jordon Gyapong

Meet Our Brand Ambassadors

My name is Jordon Gyapong, and I am a junior at the University of North Dakota. Originally from Mount Vernon, NY I’m a Commercial Aviation major with a specialization in aviation business. I’m currently flying in the mighty Piper Seminole and working on my commercial multi-engine rating. Besides flying, I enjoy music, and I collect many vinyl records. You can also catch me and my many flying adventures on YouTube.

Jordon Gyapong

UND Aerospace

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Paige Bishop

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Meet Our Brand Ambassadors

My name is Paige Bishop, and I’m a sophomore at Purdue University studying professional flight (Boiler Up)! I was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, about an hour south of Indianapolis. In my free time outside of flight training, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and friends – whether that’s at the lake, playing tennis, or visiting national parks! This past semester I became a commercial & instrument-rated pilot, so right now, I’m working on my multi-engine add-on as well as flight instructor training. There are endless career opportunities in aviation, but someday I hope to fly for a business that values safety, professionalism & ensures a quality customer experience. I’m so happy to be able to represent both Piper Aircraft & Purdue University in our partnership to offer quality flight training in our top-of-the-line aircraft!

Paige Bishop

Purdue University

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Carson Calhoun

Meet Our Brand Ambassadors

My name is Carson Calhoun and I am a freshman Commercial Aviation student at the University of North Dakota currently enrolled in instrument training. I decided to get my private pilot certificate in Minot, ND, while attending White Shield High School my senior year. I am the first in my family to become a pilot and pursue this career path! I am extremely excited for this opportunity to meet new people and go new places through the Piper Brand Ambassador Program while continuing my education at UND!

Carson Calhoun

UND Aerospace

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Piper Hechtl

Meet Our Brand Ambassadors

My name is Piper Hechtl and I’m from Davis, California. I’m a junior in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota, majoring in Commercial Aviation with a specialization in Aviation Business. I’m an instrument rated private pilot working towards my commercial certificate. I also have a few hours of multi engine time. I’m looking forward to inspiring the next generation of aviators by representing Piper as a Brand Ambassador, as well as showing my school pride! I’m so excited to work with the other Piper Ambassadors, and I’m excited to share my UND Aerospace journey!

Piper Hechtl

UND Aerospace

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Elle Taylor

Meet Our Brand Ambassadors

My name is Elle Taylor, and I am from Rosemount, Minnesota. I am currently getting a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation at Minnesota State University Mankato. I am almost finished with my Private Pilot’s License, and plan to become an instructor at North Star Aviation! One day, I want to work for a major airline just like my dad. I enjoy traveling and sharing my love for aviation through my social media pages with all of you!

Elle Taylor

MN State Mankato

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Hunter Roehrig

Meet Our Brand Ambassadors

My name is Hunter Roehrig, and I’m proud to be one of the ambassadors from the University of North Dakota. I’m in my second year of flight training, and I’m currently working on my multi-engine rating in the Piper Seminole. Throughout my training, my favorite experience has been instrument flying over the summer in North Dakota. I started flying in my senior year of high school, and I’m working towards a career in general aviation. While working as a Piper Ambassador, I’ve been able to showcase my love of flying with many other young aspiring aviators, while also showcasing what it’s like to fly in one of Piper’s trainer aircraft. I can’t wait for what’s to come in my aviation career and to see where the industry grows in the coming years!

Hunter Roehrig

UND Aerospace

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