National Flight Academy Scholarship
Come Aboard the virtual air craft carrier, AMBITION
The National Flight Academy offers one of the most exciting and immersive learning experiences in the world. While living, working, eating and sleeping on a simulated aircraft carrier, students are inspired to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students apply science and math skills while planning missions, using Newline interactive displays powered by Google Earth technology. They also learn to fly in the X-12B Triad experimental aircraft, a state-of-the-art simulator.
How can I get selected to attend the National Flight Academy?
- Be an 8th grade student enrolled at either FBMS, YMS, or St. Michaels Academy.
- Submit a written recommendation from your science teacher.
- Demonstrate a marked interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
- Have at least a 3.5 GPA
- Submit a 250 word essay on a given topic
- Be interviewed by the selection board
How long is a deployment week?
Deployments are held during summer vacation so they don't interfere with school schedules. Each deployment extends for 6 days and 5 nights (Sunday - Friday), ending with a graduation ceremony on day 6.
When will I be able to attend the NFA?
The Friends of Fernandina Aviation has reserved the following NFA deployment week:
Deployment date: Sunday, July 16, 2023 through Friday, July 21, 2023
Learn more about the many ways students can experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; visit The National Flight Acadamy