A Revolutionary Way To Teach Children
Educating and inspiring our next generation of pilots and aviation and aerospace enthusiasts.
Our vision includes two main outcomes: Firstly, to introduce to all educational institutions the many opportunities available in pursuing a career in the field of aviation and aerospace. Secondly, to address and reduce the ongoing shortages occurring in all related fields of aviation and aerospace.
Why Fly Alone Foundation is dedicated and determined to bring our "hands-on" aircraft experience to as many schools as possible.
There is no other program like this in our school system or in aviation history that can do more to educate and inspire our next generation of aviation enthusiasts to experience the challenges and thrills an aviation and aerospace career can offer.
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A Message From Our Founder
My name is John R. Nelson president and founder of Why Fly Alone Foundation. Why Fly Alone Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Our foundation is committed to introducing to all educational institutions the many opportunities available in pursuing a career in the field of technology, aviation, and aerospace.
Field trips to airports no longer occur due to budget cuts, transportation, liability, staff, security, and Insurance. Our Why Fly Alone Foundation’s program “We Bring the Airport Field Trip to You” is looking to expand the ranks of aviation enthusiasts. We will transport a folding wing aircraft to your location for an educational hands-on learning experience. Our qualified aviation instructors and staff will provide an aviation and aerospace program at no cost to you. Aviation is in our DNA.
There is no other program like this in aviation history that can do more to educate and inspire our next generation of STEM students and aviation enthusiasts. The future of our nation and the world will be determined by this generation of graduates. In fact, it is possible that one of your students could be among the first humans to set foot on another planet.
Children have a natural interest in aviation and space vehicles. Providing hands-on educational exposure to aircraft will encourage and create an environment of interest and opportunity. This is intended to help educate and inspire the imagination, promote exploration and research into the broad career areas of technology, aviation, and aerospace.
We are excited to be offering this exciting, no-cost program, to all schools, camps, libraries, scout organizations, and anywhere that we can encourage children to get inspired by a fulfilling career in aviation or aerospace.
John R. Nelson