Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to inspire teenagers to improve and prosper their lives through the use of good decisions making skills

Our Vision

Our Vision is to teach teenagers how to fly airplanes. In this process they will learn principles and decision making skills that allow for safe flight. We will then show how these same principles and decision making skills work in every are of life.

Our Core Teaching

Pilot in Command:  The pilot of an aircraft has total command and authority over every aspect of the flight. The pilot is also ultimately responsible and accountable for the safety and operation of the flight.

Accident Chain: A term referring to the concept that many contributing factors typically lead to an accident, rather than one single event. These contributing actions typically stern from human factor-related mistakes and pilot error, rather than mechanical failures.

Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM): A systematic approach to the mental process used by pilots to consistently determine the best course of action in response to given set of circumstances. It is what a pilot intends to do based on the latest information he or she has.

Hazardous Attitudes and Antidotes: Studies have identified five hazardous attitudes that can interfere with the ability to make sound decisions and exercise authority properly. Hazardous attitudes contribute to poor pilot judgment but can be effectively counteracted by redirecting the hazardous attitude so that correct action can be taken. After recognizing ad a thought as hazardous, the pilot should label it as hazardous, then state the corresponding antidote. Hazardous Attitudes and Antidotes

  1. Anti-Authority: “Don’t tell me.” Antidote: Follow the rules – they are usually right
  2. Impulsivity: “Do it quickly.” Antidote: Not so fast. Think first.
  3. Invulnerability: “It won’t happen to me.” Antidote: It can happen to me
  4. Macho: “I can do it.” Antidote: Taking chances is foolish
  5. Resignation: “What the use.” Antidote: I’m not helpless