The Aero Club established a tax exempt (501)(c)(3) foundation — the Aero Club Foundation of Washington – in 1995. Its mission is to foster interest in the principles and development of aviation, aeronautics and the science of aerodynamics by establishing and sponsoring educational programs at public and charter schools in the District of Columbia.

The Foundation’s President, Yvette A. Rose, was appointed by the Aero Club Board of Governors in May 2016 and has been working to build the Foundation since January 2013. The Foundation Liaison, Faye Malarkey Black, was appointed in January 2015.  We are proud to offer support to advance aviation education and help prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Scholarships

Our most recent initiative is the launch of a Scholarship Program. This program will provide financial assistance to students enrolled in a District of Columbia public or public charter high school who demonstrate a passion for aviation with the intent to pursue an education and career in aviation or aerospace and have a financial need for scholarship assistance.

Educational Outreach

Throughout the year, we sponsor field trips, experiences, attendance at aviation conferences and other events, and arranges meaningful guest speakers for students in order to expose students to aviation and aerospace careers. With a focus on reaching students who aviation might not otherwise reach, the success of the Foundation is measured in the wide-eyed faces of the District’s youth when they sit at a flight simulator or board an airplane for the first time; witness how air traffic controllers keep the flying public safe; hear the stories of people just like them who pursued a path in aviation with insight and vision and are made to believe it is just as possible for them.

Foundation News

Shaesta Waiz, the first female pilot from Afghanistan and youngest female to fly solo around the world in a single engine airplane

Aero Club Foundation brought more than 100 middle school girls to meet Shaesta Waiz

The Aero Club Foundation brought more than 100 middle school girls to the Air and Space Museum to meet Shaesta Waiz, the first female pilot from Afghanistan and youngest female to fly solo around the world in a single engine airplane.

Aero Club of Washington Board of Governors Appoints Yvette Rose Foundation President

Washington, D.C.— The Aero Club of Washington announced today…