➀ Flyday Volunteer
The success of our program is dependent upon the help of volunteers. During a Flyday, we need volunteers to check-in students upon arrival, print pictures and certificates, run the food and sales tables, dispatch and escort. We cannot do it without you!
When and Where?
Flydays are scheduled on Saturdays, most every week from late October through the end of May. They take place at the Executive Terminal at Tucson International Airport.
➁ Pilot Volunteer
You wouldn’t be a pilot yourself if you hadn’t pursued the dream of learning to fly. By sharing your time to take our graduating students on their Flyday, you are helping to instill that same spark in them. You are providing the opportunity for each student to be rewarded for having set and met a goal, as well as having finished their aviation related program.
When and Where?
Flydays are scheduled on Saturdays, almost every week from late October through the end of May. Flights generally depart from Tucson International Airport with an intermediate stop at Ryan Field. Most pilots make two or more flights that day and take two kids per one-hour flight.
What Does It Entail?
Volunteer pilots are eligible for reimbursement of their fuel expense or half the rental cost of the plane up to $20 per hour. Any other expenses above that amount are fully tax deductible and Wright Flight will provide a receipt for the IRS at the Flyday.
Pilots must possess a valid certificate, meet FAA currency requirements, have logged a minimum of 300 hours PIC, and provide evidence of insurance.
Pilots who have not flown with us recently will need a short checkout, which can be arranged at your convenience. This checkout will also be a familiarization flight to show you the route and what we are trying to teach the kids during their flight. If a BFR is needed soon, let us know and we can arrange to combine it with your checkout.
How To Get Started?
If you’d be interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please contact us.