The American Airlines Pilot Recruiting and Development team has announced that in an effort to increase and diversify the pilot population, it is awarding Flight Education Grants to high schools across the country, the company said.
More than 100 high schools applied, and 16 schools across the country, as well as the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), will receive a total of USD 350,000 to help enhance aviation programs.
Schools exclusively associated with AOPA´s You Can Fly program were eligible to apply for a grant. The organization´s ultimate goal is to help make aviation curriculum accessible and free to high school students across the nation.
American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, DC. American´s 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually.