Flight Expo is addressing the upcoming shortage of mechanics by working to build interest and provide skills to high school students interested in aviation through its Build a Plane program.
The program provides a hands on adventure, applying facets of science, technology, engineering and math, in a fun environment through airplane reconstruction.
In the fall of 2014, Flight Expo, Inc. kicked off its first Build A Plane program, with six students. today that number has tripled in size.
The program continues to grow, and so does Flight Expo.
In order to accommodate the growing education programs, become a self-sustaining organization and increase our impact in the community, we are currently parting out salvaged aircraft and in the process of starting a flying club that will not only give us the financial freedom to fund the programs of Flight Expo; such as Build A Plane, but will also give the students a chance to learn how to fly.
Flight Expo has also sought professional advice in acquiring a business that will allow us to earn income, which will be directly reinvested back into the organization.
The next stage for Flight Expo is to acquire our own building at the Princeton Municipal Airport, MN to house all of the programs, aircraft and businesses we are in the process of starting or buying.
We are so excited about this growth and are only able to continue it because of you!
Your contributions have allowed us to purchase additional tools for the Build a Plane program and grow the program to offer classes at different skill levels.
To date, two of our students have graduated from high school and are pursuing degrees and work in the aviation/or related fields. One participant stated “I thought I would be only watching the teacher demonstrate how to handle the tools or show me how to build a plane – not actually doing the hands on myself!”
Our Building Fundraiser kick off has started with: Our team is jumping February 10, 2018 into the icy lake of “Lake Orono” located in Elk River, MN. BUT….we need your help!
They will not jump unless we raise $1500 or more.
Please click on the icon on the left and go to our fund raising page.
All donations help us reach our goal!
Donations over $200 will receive our "I supported Flight Expo's Build A Plane Shiver Plunge" T-shirt. Please list your size in the comments area of your donation.
Thank you for your continue support!