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Honoring THE LEGACY OF THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
BY PROVIDING AVIATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR Aspiring Black Aviators

A program of The Lee A. Archer Jr.

Red Tail Youth Flying Program

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- who we are -

The RedTail Flight Academy, based at the New York Stewart International Airport, is an all-volunteer program that has impacted 861 youth to date through a diverse series of immersive aviation themed experiences and academic disciplines. RFA represents a major milestone towards furthering the organization’s goal of bringing more diversity to aviation, making world-class flight training accessible to young, aspiring minority aviators though scholarships funded by various industry and private endowments.

safety first

Safety is the first priority in all our activities. We are committed to implementing, developing and improving strategies, management systems and processes to ensure that all our aviation activities uphold the highest level of safety performance and meet national and international standards.

mentoring our youth

Mentoring is our approach used for engaging youth who experience additional vulnerability or adversity, and are in need of positive adult support.  We provide youth with mentors who can provide support, guidance, and opportunities to help our youth succeed in life and meet their goals.

scholarship opportunities

We provide Academic Scholarships and Tuition Assistance support to deserving candidate. 252 to date & $275,000 in Scholarship awards.

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Our programs rely solely on private donations and generosity of chapter volunteers. As pilot demand continues to soar,  we believe the RedTail Flight Academy is a critical next step for which your support is essential to foster the aspiring, underrepresented youth of tomorrow for many years to come.

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prime benchmarks

award

Select six (6) deserving scholarship recipients for our inaugural class to start September 2021.
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grow

Scholarship awards will grow to 30 scholarships annually by 2026.
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Sustain

Alliances with leading industry associations and corporate partnerships will ensure the Academy’s continued growth and vitality.
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tuition assistance & scholarships

Academic Scholarships  & Tuition Assistance Program ages 17+

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Early exposure to aviation science & S.T.E.M. experiences

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Aviation activities
curated for female youth ages 8-13

2022

got more questions?

Please do not hesitate with any questions about our programs, mentoring & trainings. Click the button to request more information about the RedTail Flight Academy.

got more questions?

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any program, mentoring or training question you might have.  Click the button to request more information about the RedTail Flight Academy.