The Delta Air Lines Foundation and West Michigan Aviation Academy recently celebrated the Foundation’s $150,000 grant to the school for the purchase of a Cessna 172 to train future pilots.
The West Michigan Aviation Academy has received $150,000 in scholarship funding to support graduates attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University over the next 20 years.
In one year, West Michigan Aviation Academy’s FIRST Robotics program grew from one, 16-member team to three teams totaling 40 members, illustrating the growing popularity of the program in the region and state.
A Grand Rapids-area high school using flying to interest students in science and engineering. An Ann Arbor school with no textbooks and lots of hands-on learning. A high-poverty Detroit school with students dual-enrolled at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
It’s the combination of aviation with a more traditional high school curriculum that attracts students to West Michigan Aviation, a charter high school in Grand Rapids in front of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.