Welcome to Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy!                                                  (A  501(c)3 public benefit corporation)

Training Tomorrow's Aviators in Today's Schools

Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy (GKWFA) provides a flight training program for high school students.  The Academy teaches math and science through aviation, exposes students to aviation careers, and provides career flight training to increase the number of professional minority aviators.  





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Meet & Greet with Idle Hands

03/14/2013 12:27
Meet & Greet with Idle Hands L.A.-based blues band Idle Hands will perform live at the Melody Bar & Grill  Wednesday, March 20, 2013 to benefit the Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy. Rock to original blues, rock and rockabilly from Idle Hands and new...

Idle Hands Performs Benefit Concert for GKWFA

03/07/2013 23:50

GKWFA attends Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association conference in Palm Springs, CA

10/13/2012 13:53
Thanks to the generous contribution from David Clark, GKWFA received three passes to attend the 2012 conference held by Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in Palm Springs, CA. And thanks to our new Director of Program Development, Tereza Orgeta Curry, GKWFA also received two...

Melvin Mateo's first flight

09/29/2012 09:00
Melvin Mateo, a student from Da Vinci School took his flight for the first time at Beach City Flight Academy in Hawthorne Airport. See photos and videos. Melvin's father is really proud of him - see video.

Claire Y. Chen and Tereza Ortega Curry joining GKWFA

09/28/2012 14:00
Welcome Tereza Ortega Curry and Claire Y. Chen for joining Giving Kids Wings. For their bios, please visite our  members page. 

Boeing ECF Rep. Ingrid Parker Visits GKWFA at Beach Cities

09/01/2012 08:30
Ingrid Parker, a representative from Employee Community Funds, Boeing, visited GKWFA on September 1 at Hawthorne Airport.    In her visit, Ingrid witnessed Brett Call, an award winning student of GKWFA, taking a flight touring the beach cities with his instructor, Michael Sherrill....

Adam Espinosa

05/06/2012 08:48
Da Vinci student, Adam Espinosa, is congratulated after his recent flight at the Hawthorne Airport. The May 6, 2012 flight was one of five recently earned by GKWFA students with additional incentive flights to be offered in the near future.

GKWFA gives first flight to High School student

02/17/2012 11:00
P R E S S   R E L E A S E   GIVING KIDS WINGS FLIGHT ACADEMY (GKWFA). Torrance, CA. Friday, Feb 17, 2012   GKWFA was very pleased to offer its first ever one-hour incentive flight to Da Vinci Science High School student, Andres Zuniga. Andres was accompanied by South...

Air Force Major Chris Vasquez Visits GKWFA Students at Da Vinci

10/24/2011 22:32
On Monday, October 24th, Air Force Major Chris Vasquez payed a visit to GKWFA students at Da Vinci high school.  After making a 30 minute presentation, he entertained a stream of student questions that lasted for over a half hour.  Maj. Vasquez has over 12 years experience flying for...

Da Vinci Students Visit San Diego TRACon and Lindbergh Control Tower

10/17/2011 02:23
On Saturday, October 15, GKWFA students at Da Vinci Science High School visited the San Diego TRACon and control tower at San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field).  The students receieved a hands-on tour of the facilities and saw air traffic controllers in action.   The trip...
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