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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. The Academy teaches math and science through aviation, introduces students to aviation careers, and provides career flight training to high school students. The program also maintains a specific focus on increasing the participation of minorities and women in aviation.

 

Featured Posts

Alumni Profile: Jonathan Aguirre Finds Purpose as an Aviation Technician

Like many high school students, Jonathan Aguirre went into his senior year unsure of his life purpose or direction. The future was a big question mark, and he wasn’t making much progress in finding his way to an answer. But a school counselor’s suggestion that he try taking Aviation and Flight 101, a class offered […]

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90 Student First Flights and Counting

On Sunday, 18 November, GKWFA completed it’s 4th student first flight for the 2018-2019 school year, and our 90th since we began flight operations six years ago. Glenn Fischer and Alan Parra Delgado took to the skies for their first flight lesson at Torrance Airport, in Southern California. The two students are engineering students at […]

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Events

2018 – 2019 Student Flight Training Kickoff

On Wednesday, 17 October, students from Torrance High School gathered in the General Aviation Building at Torrance Municipal Airport for the launch of the 2018 – 2019 flight training program. Although not directly affiliated with the Torrance School District, the program will feature a four-flight orientation ride program for students in the engineering program that […]

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