"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance."
- Verna Myers
We're here to expose our youth to the vast opportunities of the aviation industry, starting with the most basic fundamentals of flight for middle school and high school students.
Our FREE youth ground school scratches the surface of all major topics that pilots study to obtain their initial certifications. These topics segue into the related fields while practicing general study habits that can benefit their everyday lives.
On January 16, 1941, the War Department announced the formation of the 99th Pursuit Squadron, an African-American unit that trained at the Tuskegee Institute. On March 7, 1942, the first graduating class of the Air Corps Advanced Flying School at Tuskegee Field included Col. George S. "Spanky" Roberts, who later became the commanding officer of the 99th Fighter Squadron, part of the 332d Fighter Group.
The 99th Squadron is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
We work in collaboration with other local organizations primarily in Brevard County, Florida to pull in resources and reduce operating costs. The execution of our ground curriculum, flight time, as well as the continuing opportunities for students thereafter are provided by donations and sponsors.