2024 Aim High Flight Academy


Applications for the 2024 Aim High Flight Academy (AHFA) are now open! The application window will be open from 1 Sept- 15 Oct. The Aim High Flight Academy (AHFA) is an aviation scholarship for a three-week introductory flight program at various universities across the country. After completion of the AHFA, students will understand the pathways to becoming an Air Force aviator, and will have earned up to 15 flight hours. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please visit our website for more info.
• Who can apply? Any high school student that will be 16 years old by June 1, 2024 is eligible to apply.
• Where is it located? We have various training locations across the U.S. Once selected, students will list their preferences and be matched to a university.
• Who pays for the program? The U.S. Air Force funds everything including travel to and from training. Selected students will incur no costs associated with the flight academy.
• Do I need to know how to fly? NO! This is an introductory program designed to take students from no flight knowledge to 12-15 flight hours.
• Where do I apply? Follow the link here. You’ll need to answer some questions about yourself, have a nominator (like a job reference) recommend you, complete a short essay, and complete a creative graphic.
• Do I need to join the Air Force if I get accepted? NO! Our program incurs no military service commitment and is designed for unaffiliated youth to explore aviation.

Learn more in the July 2023 edition of Rise Above.

To apply, go to: APPLY NOW

Please direct all application questions to [email protected]
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