Being a pilot of an aircraft is a life-changing experience that many are not fortunate to enjoy. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, last year’s figures show less than 3% of US commercial pilots are African Americans. Many young adults dream of a life among the clouds and those dreams are becoming reality courtesy of a youth program specially curated for students in the inner boroughs of New York City.
What is United Youth Aviators Summer Camp?
UYA is an organization that offers students the opportunity to try their hands in flying a real plane. The program runs with a vision that was conceived by three policemen, namely Winston Faison, Cletodell Titus, and Milton Davis. The upcoming aviation summer camp will prepare campers with classroom instruction and log their actual flight hours. This will prepare them to be qualified in the future to take the tests and have the required flight hours when they are of the qualifying age of 17. Campers are advised to attend each summer session in order to acquire these requirements for their Private Pilot License.
In an effort to galvanize the entire city around the United Youth Aviators aviation summer camp the Founders was assisted by former District Leader Nikki Lucas who helped with ideas on the structure of the scholarship requirements, advocated for resource procurement and helped with getting support from other community leaders.
What type of tests will participants undergo?
- Verbal tests
- Written tests
- Practical flying tests
Who are the instructors?
The professional instructors who will be on hand to tutor participants are:
- Federal Aviation Administrators
- Certified Flight instructors
Benefits of participation
Students will experience flying first hand and be exposed to the principles of flight by master instructors.
For further inquiries, visit the United Youths Aviators website at www.unitedyouthaviators.com