Legacy Flight Academy (LFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that conducts character-based youth aviation programs that draw upon the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. Our comprehensive three-tiered approach works in tandem with partner organizations to help minorities and underrepresented youth achieve success as aerospace and STEM professionals, particularly emphasizing military career opportunities.
What We Do
LFA’s comprehensive three-tiered approach provides awareness, inspires interest, offers features engaging activities and delivers ongoing opportunities for youth to understand and pursue aerospace careers. Although minority youth figure strongly in our outreach, participation in LFA programs is open to all students, just as the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen transcends any ethnic, racial or gender barrier.
Furthermore as exemplified by the Tuskegee Airmen, we emphasize the critical importance of strong character as the requirement for success, regardless of an individual’s ultimate career goal.
LFA inspires, motivates and educates youth and adults through an intense focus on the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. Our hands-on programs make a tangible contribution in solving the complex problem of minority underrepresentation in aerospace and STEM careers, especially related to military aviation and officership. Every participant and individual involved with LFA gain an understanding that they are the next generation in the amazing legacy heralded by the original Tuskegee Airmen.
"Know, Live and Grow the legacy of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen"
Our Core Values
Loyalty Your dedication to yourself and your purpose must be true. Always be faithful to your teammates and your mission.
Excellence This is the standard in which you must live your entire life. Perfection is desired, but giving your all is always required.
Goals You must have a clear destination in mind, and then let nothing stop you from obtaining your goal. Stay focused and do not be dissuaded by whatever obstacles come your way.
Attitude Be proud of who you are and what you do, but have humility. Realize that your success is for the benefit and service of others, not to merely boast in your achievements.
Courage It is your inner-strength and determination that will allow you to overcome adversity. Allow nothing to make you feel inferior, but face every challenge with wisdom and confidence.
IntegritY The strength of your character is what matters the most in determining your success. One only achieves greatness if they have great moral character.
To uphold and sustain the LEGACY of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen while encouraging youth to pursue aerospace and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers.
This is accomplished through:
Promotion of the highest ideals of character, service, and excellence as exemplified by the Tuskegee Airmen
Participation from professional aviators to maximize awareness and knowledge of aerospace career options, to include military opportunities
Partnerships with other organizations and individuals with a shared passion for preserving the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.