Learn more about the Tiger Flight Foundation

The missions of TigerFlight Foundation, based in Rome, Ga., are leading the young to the dream of flight and teaching children to become Pilots in Command of their own lives. We want to get kids excited about math and science.

Classroom Visits

TigerFlight at your school

A member of TigerFlight can visit your classroom and inspire your students to become Pilots in Command of their own lives. The pilot in command (PIC) of an aircraft is the person aboard the aircraft who is ultimately responsible for its operation and safety during all flight operations. We use this idea as a metaphor for believing in oneself and reaching for your dreams.

Airport Field Trips

An up-close look at science and math

Tiger Flight offers field trips to Richard Russell Airport that support Georgia Performance Standards. Field trips are targeted to fourth grade students and offer hands-on activities directly supporting several math, science and social studies fourth grade Georgia standards.

Education programs

Tiger Flight Foundation offers several programs to help young people reach their potential, including a youth leadership academy for teens, education courses in topics such as astronomy and sciences of flight, field trips to Richard B. Russell Regional Airport, educational and leadership summer camps and visits to schools.

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Free flights for kids

On the second Saturday of each month, weather permitting, TigerFlight pilots will give free flights to children ages 11 to 14 at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. During the free orientation flights, TigerFlight pilots talk to the children about the airplanes and explain some of the sciences of flight.

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TigerFlight's Own Book

Jake Skyler is a typical 12-year-old -- hanging out with his buddies, surfing the Net and playing video games -- until one day a formation of twin-tailed tiger airplanes soars overhead. Jake's obsession with the Tiger Flight pilots and their amazing aircraft turns into a dream of learning to fly.

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