The contest, jointly sponsored by the Richard Collins family and Sporty’s offers a new pilot—student pilots included—and writer age 24 or younger, an opportunity to tell a great story about the most memorable lesson they’ve learned in their flying career, whether they were flying alone or with an instructor. The article, submitted in Microsoft Word format, must be original, not previously published, and no longer than 1,500 words. The winning story will be published in Air Facts Journal, the publication started in 1938 by Richard Collins’ dad, Leighton Collins. Air Facts Journal was relaunched eight years ago by Sporty’s as an online magazine for the company. The winner will also take home a check for $2,500. All entries will be judged by a panel of three: Richard Collins, Jr., former Flying Editor-in-Chief J. Mac McClellan, and Flying contributor, Amy Laboda.