STEM Flights is a one-on-one flight experience between you and a middle or high school student in your local community. These flights are designed to inspire kids to pursue STEM and aviation careers. Students must submit an application, complete the online STEM curriculum, include a letter of recommendation, and have their parent or guardian sign the waiver of liability. Once they are approved for a flight experience, STEM Flights will match them (and the parents/guardians) with you. You control the scheduling details and location of the flight. We deliver quality students who are there to learn, not get a “joy ride.” Our new mobile app will guide you throughout the entire process.
Our goal is to regain the technological edge that the United States once enjoyed by inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiasts and STEM workforce professionals. Your mentoring is the main ingredient to changing a kid's life. After the mission, STEM Flights continues the mentoring you started by offering STEM and aviation career training options, a scholarship database, online STEM resources, career exploration, additional mentoring, and more through our STEM “Flight Following” program.
Bottom line: A STEM Flights experience is free for students. You donate your time and airplane; and together we help create the next generation of STEM and aviation leaders. We provide the checklists and each mission requires approximately .8 hours of aircraft time, plus pre- and postflight briefing time. We ask that you donate at least four flights per year to local students. but most of our Pilot Mentors do much more. We operate in every state and we bring the students to you. The Pilot Mentor on-boarding process is easy and requires less than one hour to complete. Start with our website www.stemflights.org and go to the pilot application page. STEM Flights experiences change lives. Give more than a ride—become a Pilot Mentor.