Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individual’s exceptional performance, value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class Seneca V, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at www.piper.com
About RedTail Flight Academy (RFA)
In 1988 the Major General Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen was formed to continue the legacy of the pioneering African American men and women of the Army Air Forces experiment. In honor of those men and women, the chapter embarked on a series of mentoring programs named The Lee A. Archer Jr., Red Tail Youth Flying Program a 501 (C) (3) entity. Each program is tasked to support the youth initiative of the national Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. organization which is to provide career building, gateway opportunities for underrepresented, minority youth into the world of Aviation and Aerospace careers. To date over 886 minority youth have been impacted by various educational pursuits and ongoing mentorships offered by the program.
The RedTail Flight Academy represents a major milestone towards furthering the organization’s goal of bringing more diversity to aviation by making world-class flight training accessible to young, aspiring minority aviators though scholarships funded by various industry and private endowments. Supporters include, American Express, Atlantic Aviation, JetBlue Airways, Guardian Jet, Kaplan Family Foundation, Polaris Aviation, United Airlines, United Way, Blavatnik Family Foundation, William Nicklin Family Foundation, New York Stewart International Airport, Baldwin Safety and Compliance, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, Piper Aircraft and Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
For more information about The RedTail Flight Academy – Lee A. Archer Jr., Red Tail Youth Flying Program, contact Glendon Fraser – Director – Email: glendon.fraser@TAI-NY.ORG