National Flight Academy Memphis

Mission to Adventure for Ages 13 - 17
Pensacola, Florida
June 23 – June 28, 2019

Across the country, communities are rallying support to focus on student success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The NFA Centers of Inspiration provide a holistic approach to inspiring student interest and engaging them in order to keep them challenged and excited about pursing STEM curriculum. The A.I.R. program takes place onboard Ambition, located on the grounds of the National Naval Aviation museum in Pensacola, Florida. For multiple days, students ages 13 - 17 compete against each other in engaging and intense real-life scenarios that combine the thrill of flight with critical thinking techniques.

Application Requirements:

Student must have a minimum GPA 2.5 and Submit one (1) letter of recommendation (Recommendation from Teacher, Community or Church)

• Currently entering in middle/high school students ages 13 - 17. (Students cannot reach the age of 18 during the duration of the program. Students must be younger than the age of 18.

Complete a 1 (one) page Essay “Why Should I be Selected to Attend.” Base your essay on the National Flight

• Application and Essay must be completed no later than May 25, 2019.

Academy’s goals.

Selected students will be interviewed as part of the selection process. Notification of interview date will be emailed after all documents are received. Recommendation letter can be attached to the online application


  • Overnight Quarters and Catered Meals
  • Hands on Experience with our State of the Art Simulators - Access to educational technology
  • Immersive Experience of living and working on an Aircraft Carrier
  • Transportation


Every day the schedule begins at 06:30am with reveille. Ambition Experimental Pilots (AEPs) are given time for a shower and personal care, nutritious breakfast, and called to their assigned stations by 08:00am. AEPs will be briefed on the days' action- packed mission and will work together to create a master plan, flight map, and debrief following the completion of every mission.


Following an action-packed week, the Ambition Experimental Pilots' squadron Commanders, Captain, and Admiral will host a graduation ceremony to celebrate the AEPs' major accomplishments. The ceremony will include awards, trophies, personal recognition, and inspiring activities surrounding this exciting accomplishment.

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