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.