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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested

Sign up now for FALL 2023! We are beginning another fabulous year working with our local students.

Be a part of a student’s Fly Day graduation from Wright Flight programs by volunteering to help at a Fly Day! On Fly Days, volunteers help in a wide variety of roles as part of a team. The "ground" team is responsible for welcoming and checking in students, taking photos, printing photos/certificates, acting as safety "escorts" and handing out T-shirts and snacks. Specialized training is available to act as a safety briefer, dispatch students to their planes, and/or direct plane traffic on the ground by acting as a marshal. All ground volunteers work under the direction of the Fly Day Coordinator.

Be a part of a student’s Fly Day graduation from Wright Flight programs by volunteering to fly! Wright Flight has two Cessna-172’s that are used on Fly Day, and always welcome pilots with their own small planes. Pilots play a very special role on Fly Days as they interact with students one-on-one and pose for "hero shot" photos. Pilots are also needed on non-fly days to fly maintenance flights or to help move the fleet from one airport to another. Wright Flight planes are available to our volunteer pilots to maintain currency levels. All pilots fly under the direction of the Fly Day Supervisor (on Fly Days) and/or our Pilot Coordinator. Please contact us for currencies and flight hours requirements.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 07:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Saturday mornings
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:45 PM
    Friday afternoons
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7075 S PLUMER AVE 14, TUCSON, AZ 85756, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Wright Flight is to use the inherent motivational power of aviation as a stimulus for students to set and achieve higher goals in their educational and personal development. We teach students that through commitment and hard work, they can achieve their goals, earn the reward of exciting aviation-related experiences and develop a more positive self-concept. Wright Flight reflects real life. It’s not your "normal" non-profit organization. Nor is it like a team where everybody gets a trophy. Kids learn you have to earn the right to graduate. If you don’t work hard, you won’t get off the ground. More than anything else, Wright Flight shows that raising standards and expectations is the best way to raise self-esteem. Our kids set a goal, meet a challenge, and change their life.


Wright Flight, Inc., named after the Wright Brothers, is a unique program that began in Tucson in 1986. Wright Flight was founded by Lt. Col. Robin Stoddard, USAF (ret.) who, at the time, was an Air Force Fighter pilot.

Each year, over 1000 local students learn about the achievements of historical figures in aviation, complete a formal contract with their own goal, and work hard to achieve it with the guidance of their teacher/club leader. Successful graduates earn the chance to fly a small plane alongside an experienced volunteer pilot at a "Fly Day".

We introduce Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers to students as young as ten years old. The outcomes for program graduates include better grades, better attitudes at school and home, increased self-confidence and a success mentality. Wright Flight is proud to be welcoming our second generation of students. Many of our students' parents and teachers come to us after having a Wright Flight experience of their own.

Wright Flight programs would not be possible without the partnership of local teachers, schools, donors, pilots, and ground volunteers. Together we can help kids reach new heights!


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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This opportunity has 2 shifts


9698 West Tucson-Ajo HighwayTucson, AZ 85735



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Aviation
  • STEM


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One Fly Day/Month through the school year (Sep-May). Fly Days are generally scheduled on Saturday mornings and weekday afternoons. Saturday Fly Days may last up to 6 hours (roughly 7am-1pm). Weekdays are shorter, lasting 2-3 hours (usually 2-5pm)
  • Must be comfortable around grade-school children. Knowledge of planes / aviation / education is a plus but not required.

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