A fundraising event to benefit Airolina Young Aviators. Learn about this innovative opportunity for the youth in our community and how you can help. This informative event will kick-off a schedule of activities planned to support the efforts of founder Warren Wheeler, the first African American to own an airline service in the U.S., to "Pass It On" to our youth. Airline professionals, educators, partners for change and special talented individuals and groups help "Pass It On".
Congressman David Price will honor the efforts of Airolina Young Aviators with presentation of a Congressional Record during the event. Farad Ali, CEO of RDU Airport Authority and Shirley Suber, United Airlines' first African American female pilot will also participate in the event.
Tickets may be purchased on-line or at the Beyu Caffe. If you are unable to attend on Sunday, March, 18, 2018 you can make a tax-deductible contribution to Airolina Music and Flight Support, Inc. tohelp "Pass It On".
The Airolina Young Aviators Program (AYA) is an aviation STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program for high school students in Durham, North Carolina, often from under served families. The program, led by current and retired commercial pilots, provides professional introductory flight training, mentorship and a Basic (Private) Pilot Certificate.