Wright Flight Programs
Wright Flight currently offers three different programs, all of which culminate with special recognition for each successful student. Students must register through their schools, and teachers from schools interested in participating in Wright Flight programs should contact us to assist with proposal development to their administration to offer our programs.
Students in all programs must complete:
(Recommended for 4th – 6th Grades)
History of Aviation
(Recommended for 5th – 12th* Grades)
(Recommended for 6th – 12th* Grades)
*High School Programs: Wright Flight programs are best suited for students up to 8th grade, but may be modified for older students. Please contact our office to confirm availability prior to registration.
Aircraft and Safety
When Wright Flight was founded, the scheduling of each Fly Day was contingent upon a pool of volunteer pilots who owned planes, specifically single-engine light aircraft. This precluded many competent pilots, who may not own such an aircraft, from flying for the program. To solve this issue and ensure each graduate received their flight, Wright Flight purchased its first airplane in 1998. Currently, Wright Flight owns, operates, and maintains three Cessna 172’s.
Wright Flight still welcomes and needs pilots who would like to fly their own airplane as 10 or more pilots may be needed each Fly Day to safely fly all the children in a timely manner. If you are interested in flying for Wright Flight, please contact us.
Safety has always been the number one priority for the program. Since being founded in 1986, there has never been an injury at a Wright Flight Graduation Fly Day. Not a single aircraft has been involved in an accident. Not one student, teacher, parent, volunteer or pilot has been injured.
While all the pilots are volunteers, they are all personally screened by either Robin Stoddard or one of the Wright Flight pilot leaders. The standards held for a Wright Flight volunteer pilot exceed those required by the FAA for a private pilot certificate. Thus, we help ensure that all pilots flying are more than competent in the aircraft that they fly. Most of the pilots are either current or retired commercial or military pilots.
Lastly, another reason Wright Flight maintains a perfect safety record because we do not fly in poor weather. Dozens of Fly Days have been postponed over the years due to weather. As disappointing as it may seem at the time, the experience of flying is ultimately more enjoyable for everyone in good weather.
Wright Flight Inc is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization helping kids reach new heights!
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