Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy (GKWFA) is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation. We teach math and science through aviation, introducing high school students to aviation careers and providing them with career flight training. Our program pays special attention to increasing the participation of minorities and women in aviation.
An introductory flight lesson in the scenic skies of L.A. ignites students' vision of their potential.
Our licensed ground and flight training helps teens seize their dreams of flight. We empower students to become licensed pilots, instructors, and beyond!
We help educational institutions to develop programs in flight, maintenance, and air traffic control. Engage students and enhance achievement!
From June 26-30, we ran a week-long, introductory aviation class in cooperation with DaVinci Schools in SoCal. The kids had a great time and got a lot of hands-on exposure to the world of aviation.
Our partnership with DaVinci continues this fall with an elective aviation class.
Stay tuned for more news, here and on our social media!
And for three weekends in July, we conducted a glider camp for Elijah and Amani, in cooperation with Chilhowee Gliderport, in Tennessee.
Thanks to many, generous donors, fundraising for our students was a smashing success (and donations are still open if you still want to give).
Even though poor weather prevented our students from getting enough training to fly their first soloes by the end of camp, Elijah and Amani will continue their flight training this fall. All funds raised to support them remain committed to their training, and we continue to cheer on these talented, dedicated students.
Keep an eye open for updates about their progress!
“We flew…around the coast of Palos Verdes and that was probably the best hour of my life. After the flight, I told my dad that I knew I wanted to fly for the rest of my life.”
“Thanks to my instructor…my knowledge of aviation grew. I learned basic aviation knowledge and skills and about the physics of flight. But, most importantly, I found that I wanted to experience it for myself.”
“Aviation got me to where I wanted to be. It’s all thanks to Dan because he always had this passion, and that passion molded me.”
Are you interested in participating in one of our Flight Training or Glider Training Camps? Becoming a high school aviation student? Partnering with us in a teaching or sponsorship capacity to help us provide career aviation training?
We’d love to hear from you!
Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy
21143 Hawthorne Boulevard, #203, Torrance, California 90503, United States
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