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Program begins May 20, 2024

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May 8 - NEW Application Deadline

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Become a pilot and
discover the freedom of flight

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who we are

As an 501(c)3 entity associated with Tuskegee Airman Incorporated,  The Tuskegee Airman Flight Academy of New Orleans is under contract with the City of New Orleans to provide training and mentorship to young aviators from the City of New Orleans.


our vision

Tuskegee Airman Flight Academy is a Tuskegee Airmen- inspired jumpstart to a career in aviation for New Orleans  high school students who are committed to service, teamwork, and excellence.


The opportunity

In partnership with the City of New Orleans, the Flight Academy is seeking 10 high school junior and seniors to earn their private pilots license this summer at LakeFront Airport. Students must be 17 years old by the end of summer due to federal aviation regulations.  Students must be able to commit to training for the entire summer.  Please apply today!

safety first

Safety is the first priority in all our activities. We are committed to implementing, developing and improving strategies, management systems and processes to ensure that all our aviation activities uphold the highest level of safety performance and meet national and international standards.

mentoring our youth

Mentoring is our approach used for engaging youth who experience additional vulnerability or adversity, and are in need of positive adult support.  We provide youth with mentors who can provide support, guidance, and opportunities to help our youth succeed in life and meet their goals.

scholarship opportunities

We provide Academic Scholarships and Tuition Assistance support to deserving candidate. 252 to date & $275,000 in Scholarship awards.

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Our programs rely solely on private donations and generosity of chapter volunteers. As pilot demand continues to soar,  we believe the RedTail Flight Academy is a critical next step for which your support is essential to foster the aspiring, underrepresented youth of tomorrow for many years to come.

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prime benchmarks


Select six (6) deserving scholarship recipients for our inaugural class to start September 2021.


Scholarship awards will grow to 30 scholarships annually by 2026.


Alliances with leading industry associations and corporate partnerships will ensure the Academy’s continued growth and vitality.

application deadlines

April 17 - Application Window Open
May 8 - New Application Deadline
May 17 - Scholarship Announcements
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tuition assistance & scholarships

Academic Scholarships  & Tuition Assistance Program ages 17+


redtail flight

Early exposure to aviation science & S.T.E.M. experiences


junior red tail girl power program

Aviation activities
curated for female youth ages 8-13


got more questions?

Please do not hesitate with any questions about our programs, mentoring & trainings. Click the button to request more information about the RedTail Flight Academy.