GKWFA is a qualitatively unique program that employs extensive ground, PC simulator, and advanced career flight training to bolster student skills in math and science, develop their reasoning and communication skills, and to increase minority and female representation amongst professional pilots. It builds a ground-breaking bridge between young adults and professional aviation careers by uniting technology, classroom instruction, actual flight training, and extensive aviation field trips in a high school classroom.
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History of GKWFA at a Glance
GKWFA receives a grant from the Boeing Employee's Community Fund
GKWFA awards its first Private Pilot flight training scholarship
ABC 7's Danny Romero visits GKWFA and speaks to flight students
GKWFA offers its first introductory flight lessons
GKWFA leads field trip to San Diego TRACon and control tower at San Diego International Airport
GKWFA begins ground and computer simulator training at Da Vinci Science Charter High School.
GKWFA founds a new flight club at Fernando Pullum Performing Arts High School.
Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy is officially founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
May, 2007 - March 2009
Over one dozen aviation career and flight related field trips to local airports.
17 students from Animo Inglewood Charter High School complete the ACE Acedemy hosted by the Flightpath Meuseum at Los Angeles International Airport.
20 students from a South LA charter are taken for plane rides at the Compton Aviation Fair