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Who is RFF?
Provide initial, intermediate and advanced flight instruction and aerospace education to youth and young adults, primarily those from historically-disadvantaged backgrounds.
Kids of all colors in the skies of all states.
RAVEN: Respect, Accountability, Veritas, Excellence, Nobility – FLIGHT: Fortitude, Leadership, Integrity, Goodness, Humility, Teamwork.
We are a nonprofit flight school for youth that operates on the generosity and charitable contributions of our sponsors, participating flight instructors, and partnered organizations.
Our business will succeed in seeking, finding, training and encouraging the next generation of minority pilots because people of all races, colors, creeds and backgrounds share a love for aviation. The demand to reach, train and develop youth from historically-disadvantaged backgrounds has never been greater, and the need for structured, organized and enabling mechanisms to mentor, guide and form our minority youth population is on a dramatic rise, especially in inner cities. Additionally, the US General Aviation market is at near-historic low levels, while the demand for qualified pilots is on the rise.
Our target market is the general youth population (12 years of age & up), primarily those with a minority or otherwise historically disadvantaged background, who desire to take to the skies and fly.
Our flight school functions in a traditional nonprofit framework, with a Board of Directors being central. Management and personnel overhead is necessarily minimal, to keep costs as low as possible and charitable services provided as robust as possible.
We partner with Fixed-Base Operators at airports across the nation to provide these services for the minority youth in those areas. These services involve every mode and type of flight training available: fixed wing, rotary wing, sailplanes/gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles, extra-atmospheric vehicles, etc.
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