Courtland Savage sat down with the folks at Reader’s Digest to discuss his motivation in founding Fly For The Culture, including his early experiences in the aviation community and his passion for helping others discover that the wonders of flight might be available to them too, even if they don’t know it. Read the full piece here.
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!
“My goal is to show kids who look like me that they can fly too,” writes Fly For The Culture founder Courtland Savage in a recent article for the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Experience Magazine. He emphasizes just how central representation is in helping young people see that aviation careers are options for everyone…
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…
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.