To make a donation in the memory of David Ingalls, please click here.
Wright Flight is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to “helping kids reach new heights” in both their classrooms and their lives. Wright Flight is a motivational program that teaches today’s youth how to set goals and achieve them. Since its inception, over 20,000 students have graduated from the program. What motivated them? The chance to fly.
The Wright Flight program teaches that with hard-work, diligence, and focus no goal is out of reach — not even becoming a pilot. Passing the program is not easy as each student must achieve an academic goal while simultaneously completing the Wright Flight curriculum. Only students who work hard enough graduate and only they earn the right to fly.
The program culminates with a “flight experience” depending upon which Wright Flight program the student has completed. At the Flydays, each graduate gets the chance to fly an airplane. They do not just get a ride, they will take the controls as they soar through the sky.
After the flight, each student gets a picture of themselves and the pilot in front of the airplane, as well as a Wright Flight T-shirt.