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“Once you’ve experienced it, you want to 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 low-income families. The program, led by current and retired commercial pilots, provides professional introductory flight training, mentorship and a Basic (Private) Pilot Certificate.

Pass it On

We have selected “pass it on” as the theme for this youth program. For our program it simply means current and retired commercial pilots passing on the opportunities and training that they had to a new generation of youth.