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What we do!
We teach flying and who doesn't want that superpower! Wonder Woman had an invisible jet...and you know your a Wonder Woman in the making....still waiting on the delivery of the jets.
We are a immersive or intensive flight school which also hosts various intensive female only flight training events called GIFT week. Many women just feel like they are the only one at the airport. At our flight school its not uncommon to have more women than men in flight training. Our goal is to identify and to address the various issues that may have been causing women to abandon flight training, and to assist them overcoming those obstacles. While we can do little about universal issues like money and time, though we can make that money stretch a little farther and there are less distractions when here in the middle of nowhere to keep you from wasting time. (no museums and night clubs or shopping centers) we educate, and motivate more women to their goals. We do help those with scholarships get the most training for their money and often in less time. We also are for those women who may not pursue a license, but wish to overcome those fears without feeling patronized or belittled. There is no dumb question in our classroom or airplane. We teach the Guys also so they can often tag along, or you send your favorite nephew or son (or neighbors son) to us for training they will get the same top notch training as you have received. We even provide assistance if you are buying a plane or need upgrade training in the family plane or job searching and/or time building. GIFT WEEK is a 'Women Only' event that provides the opportunity for women in any phase of their flight training to come together to further motivate their aviation training. We saw a need to reach out to women interested in learning about flying or continuing that have felt either intimidated, fearful, frustrated and even the factor of being the only female in the room at a flight school. This week long clinic is to address these issues and further women in their aviation endeavors. Check out our Flight Plan page for GIFT week Details! If you can't make a GIFT week, come see us when you are able to take time, or perhaps you need more than just the boost that one week gives, as in the chance to focus only on your studies and flying to finish your license, or time to undo bad training and learn what to look for in your future instructors even. It is our end goal to have other flight schools create their own GIFT events across the country. You may pay the standard rates but then the housing is extra cheap rest of the year. We hope to create a network of peers, mentors, role models, and instructors to encourage women of all ages to pursue their goals in aviation and to overcome the obstacles that interfere with their flight training. Please visit our Donation page and support our eforts in making our program more successful.
Normal rates for primary training Aircraft. Gift Girls - $45 per hour dry (no fuel) Men - $55 per hour dry
Instructor fee - $50 per hour Airport house is first come first serve during regular flight training, It is reserved for the Volunteers during Gift week. Other aircraft like Tailwheel or complex, multi engine etc have other rates and availability. call for more info.
Gift Academy Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.