About Us

GKWFA is a qualitatively unique program that employs extensive ground, PC simulator, and advanced career flight training to bolster student skills in math and science, develop their reasoning and communication skills, and to increase minority and female representation amongst professional pilots.  It builds a ground-breaking bridge between young adults and professional aviation careers by uniting technology, classroom instruction, actual flight training, and extensive aviation field trips in a high school classroom.  

Choose a link on the menu to the right to learn more about the history and unique training programs that GKWFA offers to its students. 

History of GKWFA at a Glance

October, 2012

GKWFA receives a grant from the Boeing Employee's Community Fund

 

August, 2012

GKWFA awards its first Private Pilot flight training scholarship  

 

February, 2012

ABC 7's Danny Romero visits GKWFA and speaks to flight students

GKWFA offers its first introductory flight lessons

 

October, 2011

GKWFA leads field trip to San Diego TRACon and control tower at San Diego International Airport

 

August, 2011

GKWFA begins ground and computer simulator training at Da Vinci Science Charter High School.  

 

September, 2010

GKWFA founds a new flight club at Fernando Pullum Performing Arts High School. 

 

January, 2009

Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy is officially founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

 

May, 2007 - March 2009

Over one dozen aviation career and flight related field trips to local airports.  

 

November, 2006

17 students from Animo Inglewood Charter High School complete the ACE Acedemy hosted by the Flightpath Meuseum at Los Angeles International Airport. 

 

January, 2006

20 students from a South LA charter are taken for plane rides at the Compton Aviation Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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