When presenting the half million dollar gift, Williams International CEO Gregg Williams said he is living proof that teaching kids about aviation can spark a lifelong passion, a terrific career, and the ability to make an impact.
You Can Fly
The Lake Shelbyville Flying Club in Illinois is the 200th flying club formed since the launch of AOPA’s You Can Fly program.
The donation will enable You Can Fly to introduce more high school students to career opportunities in aviation through the curriculum, which is offered free to schools, AOPA officials said.
The four-year “You Can Fly” High School Curriculum developed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has been adopted by 58 school districts in Oklahoma.
If 1 in 6 of us certificated pilots (about 100,000 of us) drop a $20 bill in the foundation’s piggy bank, those $20 bills will equal $4 million.