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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]