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RedTail Flight Academy welcomes seven cadets to NY Stewart International Airport to #DiversifytheSky, developing minority aviation leaders of tomorrow.
(Black PR Wire) New Windsor, New York - Founded on the principles of the Tuskegee Airmen, the RedTail Flight Academy (redtailflightacademy.org), located at the New York Stewart International Airport, welcomes seven minority students from across the country and the U.S. Virgin Islands to its state-of-the-art training facility to receive a FAA Part 141 multi-engine commercial pilot license and an instrument rating. In order to develop coveted career opportunities within the aviation industry, the academy has developed an Ambassador Program as well as strategic alliances between partners, such as Baldwin Safety & Compliance, Global Aerospace, ShepherdAero and Wheels Up..
- Through the RedTail Flight Ambassador Program, corporations and aviation industry organizations will offer the SMS platform, internships, lectures, roundtables, shadowing and mentoring opportunities within its inaugural year, exposing students to the array of career paths within aviation. RedTail Flight Academy Ambassadors have tailored their commitment to uniquely compliment the 10-month curriculum.
“We are grateful to our RFA Ambassadors as their financial and leadership support will provide so many opportunities for our cadets,” said Glen Fraser, Director of Lee A. Archer Jr. Red Tail Youth Flying Program.
“Within a month of launching the academy, our cadets have already shown a strong determination to excellence that will only develop with partnerships with our Ambassadors.
“We are proud to support RFA by providing state-of-the-art SMS/QMS software, SMS training, and a Safety Manager/Mentor to ensure the success of the program.” said Don Baldwin, President and CEO of Baldwin Safety & Compliance.
Based at Stewart, New York’s Major General Irene Trowell-Harris chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc., the RedTail Flight Academy's strategic alliances with itsAmbassadors will move forward its vision to “diversify the sky.” One of the many goals of the Ambassador program is to increase the number of minority aviators from less than 2% to 4% across aviation functions, including the flight deck, maintenance, operations, service and more.
Follow RedTail Flight Academy’s #DiversifytheSky hashtag for updates on student milestones and academy news. Corporations and organizations interested in joining the RedTail Flight Academy Ambassador Program can visit https://www.redtailflightacademy.org/rfa-program.
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RedTail Flight Academy
Based at the New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York, the RedTail Flight Academy (RFA) represents a major milestone toward bringing more diversity to aviation, making world-class flight training accessible to young, aspiring minority aviators. The RedTail Flight Academy supports a Part 141 flight training curriculum that spans 10 months and results in a multi-engine commercial pilot license with an instrument rating for candidates between the ages of 18 and 21. The academy is a leadership development program developed by Tuskegee Airmen Inc.’s Major General Irene Trowell-Harris chapter and its 501(C)3-approved Lee A. Archer Red Tail Youth Flying Program.