Paragon Aviation Group Announces Distinguished Member Awards

Cypress, Texas –January 3, 2023 – Paragon Aviation Group announced the annual recipients of their 2022 Network Member Awards including FBO Member of the Year, FBO Manager of the Year, Award of Excellence, and the Diamond Partner Award. 

The 2022 FBO Member of the Year was awarded to ProJet Aviation based at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO) in Leesburg, Virginia. Fellow FBO members and thousands of flight departments had the opportunity to cast their votes for the prestigious FBO Member of the Year. Customer feedback surveys submitted throughout the year also played a role in determining this year’s winner. Paragon’s President, Megan Barnes, along with her colleague surprised ProJet’s operations team at their FBO while they were hosting a networking event of almost 200 people. They were presented with a personalized crystal trophy, a custom banner to display in their lobby, and a few other memorabilia to commemorate their hard work. Paragon will also make a legacy scholarship donation to ProJet’s Aviation Education & Career Expo in 2023, one of the largest and most successful aviation events for young adults exploring careers in flight. This scholarship will be presented in memory of Fury Gilad who was always an advocate for the Expo and responsible for raising the President and CEO that started this scholarship program. Her legacy can continue and help someone else fulfill their dream in aviation! Visit to see why ProJet Aviation surpasses the competition with its award-winning service and competitive fuel rates in the Washington D.C. area.  

The FBO Manager of the Year award focuses on an individual who is an active participant in the network, regularly shares best practices, is highly respected by his team, and contributes their expertise to fellow members. Selected by Paragon’s corporate team, this year’s recipient was Scott Cutshall, SVP of Development and Sustainability at Clay Lacy Aviation. The Award of Excellence recognizes an FBO team member who has gone above and beyond and is chosen from FBO members’ votes and results from customer feedback surveys. Congratulations to Yulyanna Silva, Customer Service/FLA Assistant Manager at Business Jet Center based at Dallas Love Field (KDAL) in Dallas, TX, who was voted as this year’s winner. JetSet Media, a specialized digital media company focusing on partnering with FBOs and the ultra-elite private aviation travel industry, won the Diamond Partner Award which honors a key vendor in Paragon’s exclusive Strategic Partner program. 

“I am truly honored to present the awards to these outstanding individuals and companies who exemplify Paragon’s core values and make a positive impact in our industry,” said Megan Barnes, President of Paragon Aviation Group. “A big congratulations to these remarkable award winners on their performance, service, and dedication!”


The Paragon Network is a distinguished membership of over 90 elite FBOs and international handling agents that provide world-class service to general aviation travelers around the globe. Paragon Aviation Group performs a comprehensive audit of the facilities and services offered to ensure the quality of the member base before any FBO joins The Paragon Network. Each member FBO must comply with a set of strategically developed core standards to remain in the group. Paragon Aviation Group facilitates The Paragon Network.