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Training Tomorrow’s Pilots in Today’s Schools

Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy (GKWFA) is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation that provides professional aviation training for high school students.  The Academy teaches math and science through aviation and exposes students to aviation careers.  The program provides career flight training to all high school students, with a specific focus on increasing the role of minorities and women in aviation.


Featured Posts

Luis Cordero Passes Private Pilot Written Exam

After a lot of hard work and study, Luis Cordero passed his written exam on Saturday, May 16th, 2015.   Luis will begin his flight training this summer and will be attending Spartan Aeronautical University to continue his studies this fall.   Congratulations, Luis! (Luis with his father, Raul)

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Become a new corporate sponsor in 2015

Over the next two years, GKWFA will be completing the establishment of a four-year flight academy at Hawthorne High School.  At full operational capacity, hundreds of students will receive daily ground, PC-simulated, and actual flight instruction.  Flight students progress from gliders to powered aircraft, earning their Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor licenses and ratings in the […]

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Reward Flights for Hawthorne Robotics Team

Join us on Sunday, June 7th at Torrance Airport to celebrate the strong showing of the Hawthorne High School Robotics Team at the National Robotics Competition in Missouri last month.  Around 30-40 students will be taking to the skies, many for the very first time, in partnership with the Young Eagles.   Flights will commence […]

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