Our three main programs are the following:
TakeFlight – Targets elementary age youth at schools and after school programs outside of our existing ASK classrooms in N/NE Portland and Hillsboro communities. Instructors provide fun and engaging STEM activities while inspiring positive STEM experiences with youth at an early age with the goal of motivating them to persist in STEM related activities and classes.
InFlight –Targets middle and high school age youth at our sites located at PCC- Cascade Campus and Hillsboro Airport. The program involves lessons in airway sciences and connections to STEM, flight simulation tutorials, academic, career and higher education awareness, informal mentoring between instructors and students, leadership and citizen skills lessons and a culminating flight in a private plane.
TeenFlight – Introduced in 2009, Teen Flight (TF) serves students 14 and older who build, and eventually fly, an RV-12 aircraft from a professional kit at our Hillsboro Airport site. Teen Flight youth pursue an “applied engineering curriculum” including learning to read plans, riveting, measuring, fitting, electrical systems, engine systems, etc.