In this episode of Cockpit Conversations, Fly For The Culture founder Courtland Savage joins entrepreneur Darrell S. Freeman Sr. to discuss diversity and inclusion in the aviation industry, and providing introductory flights and mentorship to those interested in pursuing aviation careers.
During last weekend’s Turkey Drop Fly For The Culture gave away 100 turkeys and offered free introductory flights to folks like 4-year old Christian Mathias. The day also featured tours of airport buildings and facilities. Read more at the Gaston Gazette.
Spectrum news interviewed Fly For The Culture founder Courtland Savage about his efforts to promote diversity in aviation, including the importance of exposing kids to the airport and airplanes so they can see first hand that aviation careers are an achievable goal. Read more at the Spectrum News
Fly For the Culture spent the afternoon at Gastonia Municipal Airport in Gastonia, NC. Throughout the afternoon, aspiring pilots were able to take a free introductory flight thanks for the generous contributions of Fly For The Culture donors!
Come by the Gastonia Municipal Airport on November 17th for a Turkey Drop! We’ll be giving away turkey and leading airport facility tours, as well as offering 5 free discovery flights through our partnership with the Academy of Aviation.
Fly For The Culture Turkey Drop hosted by Academy of aviation conducted 15 flights with over 40 kids gaining their first experience of flying, we also gave away 100 Turkeys for the holidays. We would like to thank everyone that helped make this event a success, and all our donors for supporting the mission.
The idea for Fly For The Culture came from veteran US Navy aviator Courtland Savage, a regional airline pilot based in Raleigh, North Carolina.He said he started the nonprofit as a way to show the African-American community that there is a path to high-paying jobs in the aviation industry. Many of them are becoming available…