Category Archives: Featured

In Memory of Jody Wali

Jody Wali took his first flying lesson at age 20 in 1976. In his flight log book, he had written only three words after landing his first solo flight: “First solo… WOW.” Shortly after completing his training, he began to instruct other flight enthusiasts and in just two years, had over 25 students. He began […]

72 Student First Flights and Counting

On Saturday, 13 March, GKWFA completed it’s 16th student first flight for the year, and our 72 since we began flight operations four years ago. Combined with reoccurring orientation flights, this brings to the total number of students flown to 21 for the current school year. For the students that took to the skies for […]

Achieving a Dream

On 4 January, 2016, after many months of intense study and flight training, high school senior, Melvin Mateo, passed his Private Pilot Practical Exam and earned his Private Pilots License. The passage marked the completion of six months of hard work. Mateo, a senior at DaVinci Science High School, has been in the Giving Kids […]

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 […]