The Dream of Flight

TigerFlight Foundation, based at Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome, Ga., is a nonprofit foundation leading youth to the dream of flight and providing an opportunity for adults to serve through aviation activities. Our mission is to inspire youth and adults to become "Pilots in Command" of their own lives.

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The Dream of Flight

TigerFlight in the classroom

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.

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TigerFlight in the classroom

Challenge coin program

TigerFlight has developed a seven coin youth challenge program designed to help the student and their family to adopt seven valuable character traits and become pilots in command of their own lives. The character traits are: to be respectful, honest, courageous, honorable, moral, faithful, and responsible.

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TigerFlight's own book

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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Education programs

Education programs

Tiger Flight Foundation offers several programs to help young people reach their potential, including, TigerFlight Pilot in Command motivational presentations, TigerFlight Youth Challenge Coin Program, and classroom or school visits.

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Free flights for kids

Free flights for kids

On the second Saturday of each month, weather permitting, TigerFlight pilots will give free flights to children ages 11 to 18 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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