to Earn Their Wings
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.
It begins with girls believing that they can fly.
100 Pairs of Wings Project
The 100 Pairs of Wings Project aims to send 100 African American women to the Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Flight Academy, a part of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals by the year 2035. As the aviation industry faces a shortage of pilots, we encourage dreamers of every hue to join us. In this remarkable age of widening opportunity, fewer than 150 women of African descent fly for the regional, military, corporate, cargo, or major airlines combined. The 100 Pairs of Wings project will increase their representation in the aviation industry.
The 100 Pairs of Wings Project will accept its first class beginning November 2022.
Fewer than 150 black women pilots fly for our nation’s major and regional airlines.
Our goal is to nearly double that number within the next decade.
The 100 Pairs of Wings Project will equip women to step into pilot roles,
creating a more equitable and diverse industry.
We invite you to support the future of aviation with your gift --
support 1 student or 1 class of 10, 10 students or 10 classes, and anything in between.
RECRUIT ➸ Show Time: Support 100 Pairs of Wings at the $50 level to help us recruit young women who are ready to fly, and help them remove barriers from their path.
FUND ➸ Flight Plan: Donors of $100 or more help program participants create a financial plan that will fuel their success.
TRAIN ➸ Preflight: Donors of $1000 or more support tuition at the Luke Weathers Flight Academy (LWFA), in Olive Branch, MS. Luke Wethers is the preferred training institution because they use the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) curriculum.
PARTNER ➸ Takeoff: Gifts of $5000 or more will allow the 100 Pairs of Wings team to work alongside each student to show her the steps to take toward her career goals.
LAUNCH ➹ Cruise: Gifts of $10,000 or more will launch students on their path to becoming Certified Flight Instructors, who become regional pilots, who matriculate to the major airlines. Then, these women become role models and guides for the next generation.