Props and Pistons Festival
"Pilot for a Day" program
We have formed partnerships with Akron Children’s Hospital, Camp Quality, and other similar organizations. This partnership allows us to host dozens of children who are fighting various stages of cancer and give them a memorable and motivational day. The kids will get a personal sightseeing flight on an aircraft donated by local pilots a meet & greet with our motivational speaker, a personalized certificate, and pilot wings. Our goal during this portion of the event is the same as Camp Quality’s slogan “Letting kids with cancer be kids again”.
To date we have flown over 600 kids!!!!!
Akron Public Schools Partnership
This partnership allows us to promote aviation and STEM education in Akron Public Schools (APS). Our main partner is the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School and the Aeronautics pathway at Firestone High School.
We spend dozens of hours each month, during the school year conducting STEM outreach within local schools and youth groups.
Monica Fisher traveled all the way from Morgantown, WV to check out our show. We sent this 2nd grader home with some great memories.