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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 […]

Mooney 20E Comes Home

On May 11, 2015, the late 1960’s Mooney 20E arrived at Hawthorne High School, its interim home for the near future.  As part of the new Aviation Maintenance Technician program being launched in the Engineering Academy in 2015 – 2016, students will be performing restoration work the aircraft under the guidance of an Airframe and Powerplant instructor.

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 […]