The Summer Flight Academy

For several years the BPA Summer Flight Academy (SFA) has excited young people about flying and their potential to participate in the aviation field. Furthermore, the SFA has helped them translate this excitement to the academic studies that form the foundation of a productive career. The volunteer instructors are all experienced flight instructors who share their combined experience of 165 years in the aviation field with the SFA students. The SFA is held at Texas Southern University in Houston, TX. Successful participants receive 10 hours of flight time and 40 hours of ground school. They must have at least a B average and be between the ages of 15 and 19. The most successful students can complete their first solo flight.

Help Make it Happen

BEFC provides scholarships for Summer Flight Academy trainees and subsidizes the costs of youth fly-ins. With your gift, you can help this important work to continue. Please read a message from our President; and make use of the Contribution Form. Or, you may click the button below and donate now.

Summer Flight Academy Application

SFA Application

SFA Brochure