National Geographic Explorer and World Record Holder, Captain Barrington Irving with students.

Annual ‘Kick-off’ event at the National Air & Space Museum featuring National Geographic Explorer and World Record Holder, Captain Barrington Irving inspiring over 400 students with his story and passion for aviation.

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

STEM outreach event at the National Air & Space Museum featuring Captain Shaesta Waiz, the first female certified civilian pilot from Afghanistan.

Due to a special partnership and the generosity of JetBlue Airways, students are flown roundtrip from Dulles Airport to John F. Kennedy Airport, NY and spent a day touring various airport and JetBlue facilities.

Dunbar High School students visit Aurora Flight Sciences HQ and design lab in Manassas, VA

Field trips to a number of sites around the Washington Capital Area – including:

  • Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Tower at DCA
  • Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport
  • National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • The Wright Experience in Warrenton, VA
  • Aurora Flight Sciences and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority facilities

Brown Bag lunch discussion series at TransSTEM Academy where aviation and aerospace professionals offer insight into the many career paths our industry has to offer.

Students at Aero Club luncheon

Attendance at monthly Aero Club lunches.

By partnering with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, the Foundation supports several District of Columbia public and charter schools, including:

  • TransSTEM Academy at Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus
  • Whittier Education Campus
  • West Education Campus
  • Stuart-Hobson Middle School
  • Eliot-Hine Middle School
  • Alice Deal Middle School
  • Kelley Miller Middle School
  • Jefferson Middle School Academy
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Phelps ACE High School
  • Washington Mathematics Science and Technology Public Charter High School
  • McKinley Technical Middle and High School
  • Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan
If your school would like to partner with the Foundation, please contact us.