I initially started this campaign to raise money to help offset the personal costs of the work that I have been doing over the last year in the aviation community. I was honestly a little apprehensive about starting a campaign because it can be difficult to ask for help. Over the last year I’ve spent close to $5,000.00 giving free flights in my spare time. I also go to high schools for career days. The demand for what I offer is growing and renting no longer makes the most sense. In the long run, buying a plane is the most cost effective course of action, so that is where I am focusing my money.
According to the Department of Labor, less than 3% of all pilots are African American. I truly believe this is due to a lack of representation and exposure. I will continue to do the best that I can on my own to expose as many racially diverse youths and young adults to the wonderful word of aviation. However, it would be much easier with the help of all of you. Thank you so much in advance. Every bit counts.
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