Michael Ashton Johnson was especially fond of his western attire, especially the hats he purchased from the Best Hat Store. After serving in the army, Ashton started flying lessons hoping to earn his certificate and at the same time took up country dancing. His natural ability to succeed captured the skies as he was able to complete his solo in just a few weeks. And the country clubs will never be the same as he lit up the dance floor. To honor his memory and his love for country dancing and western wear – we will have the opportunity to auction a 10x felt American Hat with custom sweatband lettering.

The Best Hat Store exclusively sells hats from American Hat Company, recognized as the highest quality cowboy hat on the market. Known for its selection, quality and service in American Hats — it is a pleasure to connect with the Best Hat Store and we thank them for their generosity. Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund further initiatives for the Ashton Johnson Memorial CloudDancer Scholarship and assist us in achieving our mission of providing scholarships to military veterans seeking a career in aviation.