Empowering the next generation through aviation education

Our Goal: Launch 1,000,000 Flight Plans for Life

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Our Flight Plan

Inspire

students to create life and career paths by opening doors within the aviation community.

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Identify and Connect

top aviation educators and support them in leadership, strategy, collaboration and mentorship.

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Mentor

students by providing life-changing experiences for those in underserved communities.

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Together, We Will

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Develop a quality talent pipeline for the aviation industry

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Produce confident students who are college, career and community ready

Learn about our why

Hosted by ACF + Jet Blue + Airlines 4 America + Vaughn College + Cradle of Aviation Museum + Associated Aircraft Group + Signature Flight Support + Kinematica USA

Student Aviation Expedition

NYC

What students said

  • "Ever since [Abingdon and I] spoke, I feel more driven into the Aviation field. This event kept me on the go and filled with wonder. I am very grateful."

    Lauren Klos

    CAP Squadron X
  • "I was exposed to so many amazing aspects of aviation as well as many influential people. This expedition has offered me the tools and information necessary to pursue a career path in aviation."

    Tiara Tillis

    OBAP - Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
  • "It was incredibly interesting to see all sides of an airline’s operation, especially sitting in an aircraft cockpit. It was quite amazing to see some parts of the operation I wasn’t even aware of."

    Eric Froehlich

    CAP Squadron X

Partners

We partner with top aviation education programs across the country and are actively expanding our network.

Combined, the Aviation Community Foundation has impacted thousands of students across the U.S.

Universal Elite

Houston, TX

DC Youth Aviation Inc.

DC

Vaughn College

Queens, NY

CAP Suffolk Squadron X

Long Island, NY

Aviation High School

NYC

Aerospace Center for Excellence

Lakeland, FL

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

Houston, TX

Stripes to Bars

Denver, CO

Experience Aviation

Miami, FL

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Long Island, NY

Tuskegee NEXT

Chicago, IL

Hiller Aviation Museum

San Carlos, CA