In Memory of Elton Jay

Elton Jay, long time MAA board member and mentor to so many in our organization, passed away on January 26. He was the former State Aeronautics Director, following a long career at the FAA.

Elton’s wisdom and encouraging manner endeared him to all. He was a true leader in Mississippi aviation and inspired everyone in our industry to act with the same integrity, caring and discernment that guided his life. We will miss that hallmark mischievous twinkle in his eye and his charming smile and the depth of character that laid beneath.

Several years ago, the Mississippi Airports Association established the Elton Jay Scholarship in aviation at Delta State University. If you would like to contribute, you may contact Kathy Kenne at [email protected].

Our prayers are with Sonia and the entire family.