Glider Training Camp – Summer 2015

During the last week of July, and first 3 weeks of August, 2015, six GKWFA students engaged in intensive glider flight training at Santa Barbara Soaring, located at Santa Ynez Airport, in California. After 150 training flights, three students soloed for the first time, a fourth student that previously soloed polished up his skills, and […]

Current Program Enrollments

In August of 2015, GKWFA entered its sixth year of service, offering professional aviation training within the public school system. Our ground school currently enrolls 110 students, on two campuses: DaVinci Science and Hawthorne High School. Ten of our students are preparing to take the Private Pilot Written Exam within the next two months. Four […]

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.

GKWFA – 2013 in Review

Over the past year, our organization has grown to include two high schools.  Our enrollment has more than doubled in size to about 50 aviation students. We have formed a new partnership with the Centinela Unified High School District to form a new Aviation Career Academy that will provide advanced aviation training to high school […]

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 […]