Wright Flight Holyoke
Taking Holyoke Youth To New Heights.
We are pleased to announce that Vet Air, Northampton Airport Wright Flight, Holyoke Public Schools, and the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club have partnered to bring the world of aviation to Holyoke Public Schools students.
The Pioneer Valley is rich with aviation and our goal is to give our public school students an opportunity to experience and learn what the STEM and aviation world has to offer. While Holyoke is flanked by two dual-use military bases there were no direct opportunities to expose students to this viable and lucrative industry, until now.
Wright Flight introduces students as early as the 7th grade to the field of aviation, its history, the principles of flight, and the many career opportunities available in the aviation industry. The Wright Flight program emphasizes the relationship between a strong educational program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and a successful career.
By exposing youth to the aviation industry at an early age, and providing educational opportunities for students, Wright Flight is instrumental in opening up the world of STEM and aviation to our youth.
Wright Flight participants are expected to have high personal standards and must say no to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
Our partners at Northampton Airport Wright Flight will introduce students to the field of aviation, its history, the
principles of flight, and the many career opportunities
available in the aviation industry.
The program emphasizes the relationship between a strong educational program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and a successful career. Our Aviation STEM supports the STEM goals of the
local middle and high schools.
In order to participate in this after school program, students must:
Obtain a recommendation from a teacher
Establish and attain individual educational goals
Sign a pledge to be tobacco, drug, and alcohol-free while participating in the program
Attend at least 90% of classes
Earn a grade of at least 85% on the final exam to participate in Flight Day!
Be in the 7th or 8th grade
Aviation and Aerodynamics
History of Aviation
Communications, Control Tower
and Air Traffic Control
Field trips to New England Air
Museum, Gulfstream and