A 501 (c) 3 foundation formed to support the families of our military.
Mission Statement: Through the modem of aerospace education we open the doors of opportunity. Teens-In-Flight provides flight training and aviation maintenance scholarships to those teens who have lost a parent in the Global War on Terrorism or, is the teen of a parent who was wounded in action and is disabled. Another phase of our program also focuses on selected teens that are considered "at risk" within our community by providing a positive aviation intervention experience.
FORT CARSON PROJECT
|Teens-In-Flight, in partnership with A-Cent Aviation, is now accepting applications from qualified teenagers (13-19) to offer them a scholarship, valued at $9,000.00, to earn their Private Pilot License. Teens-In-Flight provides flight training and aviation maintenance scholarships to those teens that have lost a parent in the Global War on Terrorism or, is the teen of a parent who was wounded in action and is disabled. Applications may be downloaded from our website (www.teens-in-flight.com). Applications are due no later than 31 August 2009.|
|Dakota May, our newest student, is pictured with his Dad who was Wounded In Action and is now medically retired from the US Army.||Colonel Jack Howell visits with Dakota and his dad Sgt May in December 2010. Dakota had just finished a 2 hour flight lesson provided by A-Cent Aviation, Colorado Springs, CO. Sgt May was seriously Wounded In Action in Iraq.||Dakota at his first flight lesson. "I was born to fly" said Dakota|
LEFT: Timothy O. Howell (Senior Vice President Chase Business Banking) and Colonel Jack D. Howell in front of the statue of BGen. Kit Carson, U.S. Army post at Fort Carson, CO
TOP RIGHT: Timothy O. Howell (Senior Vice President Chase Business Banking) and Colonel Jack D. Howell in front of the Fallen Warriors Memorial, U.S. Army post at Fort Carson, CO
LOWER RIGHT: Teens-in-Flight President Jack Howell with A-Cent flight school partners in Colorado Springs, CO. From left to right, Jack, Mike Hogan (Owner), Alice Hogan (CO-Owner/Pilot Shop Manager) and Kimberely Skinner (Owner/CFO).
Vol. 66, No. 19 Published in the interest of Division West (First Army) and Fort Carson community. May 9, 2008
Visit the Fort Carson Web site at http://www.carson.army.mil.
Teens-in-Flight — takes off in Colorado Springs. Teens who have had a parent killed in action or severely disabled in support of the Global War on Terrorism, are “at risk,” or from low-income families may be eligible for free training leading to a private pilot’s license. Applicants must be 13 or older, still be in school and have a 2.5 grade point average, pass a drug screening, pass an oral board and be recommended by the district school board superintendent or his or her designated representative. Also, applicants must send in a 1,000 word essay on “Why I want to fly” to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 26. Lessons will be held locally and services have been donated by Colorado Springs companies. For more information, go to www.teens-in-flight.com.