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Operation Vision One

Vision of Flight is a Youth Program In Florida Inspiring S.T.E.M. Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Utilizing “Flight”

Vision of Flight, is a Florida-based certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing students, especially those in underserved communities, with an introduction to the myriad of career opportunities which exist in the fields of aviation and aerospace. The work we do on a daily basis motivates students to explore, engage, and eventually prepare for careers in aviation, aeronautics and other S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related industries. And equally as important, Vision of Flight programs address a national and global mandate to prepare highly-qualified professionals for assuming in-demand positions within aviation and related industries.

Vision of Flight also seeks to keep the legacy of the Red Tail Pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen alive, ensuring the spirit of the first African-American military pilots lives on.

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Operation: Vision One Aircraft

Vision One“Vision One”, our very first instructional aircraft, will be purchased with the funds raised from this GoFundMe campaign. “Vision One” will be used to expand our reach from Central Florida to the Southeastern United States. The aircraft will be used in conjunction with our Youth Fly Day events which will give hundreds of children the opportunity to experience flight each year! Children will also be able to get up-close-and-personal with “Vision One” to learn all the basics from the parts of an airplane to the principles of aerodynamics.

Attentive to FlightSince 2011, Vision of Flight has provided the Central Florida-area youth with more opportunities for experiencing flight than any other youth serving agency, delivering aviation-awareness activities to over 5,000 students. Together with school-based programs, the Vision of Flight community creates an excitement for learning as students participate in classroom instruction, field trips, and both virtual and real-time aviation experiences. Program participants learn essentials relative to flight, navigation and geography basics, commandeering an aircraft on a flight simulator, and other essential experiences, which are administered through a dynamic curriculum delivered by aviation professionals and higher education faculty and staff.

VoF Child building WingVision of Flight’s national impact continues to grow through our participation in the STEMosphere National Education Tour. This event features exhibits that promote classroom intensives to enhance and inspire learning for students in grades K-12. The national STEM education tour invites students, parents, educators, and lifelong learners of all ages to join us and other organizations in experiencing and measuring the effectiveness of the programs being demonstrated while exploring the possibilities of utilizing them in their own learning environments.

The funds raised will be for an aircraft, thanks to the Aviation Bright Future Foundation (Bob Raskey), who has generously donated $15,000 in renovation services to get our “Vision One” aircraft ready for takeoff! But as with all things mechanical and electrical, airplanes require maintenance. Vision of Flight will be entering new territory and extra expenses are expected.

Advisory BoardVision of Flight has a strong consortium of aviation professionals serving on its Advisory Board which gives guidance, leadership, and support towards the growth of the organization. We have confidence that between the leadership of these passionate professionals, the support of the families and communities, as well as the backing of the aviation community at large, we will undoubtedly meet our objectives.

Advisory Board #2We are certain that the aircraft itself and the excitement created within the community will help us meet the new funding goals, ensuring our airplane remains well-maintained and put to good use.

Mission

To better tomorrow, today, by creating a new generation of passionate, informed, and energetic aeronautical personnel.

Who We Are

Vision of Flight is an Orlando, Florida based organization dedicated to providing students, especially those with a keen focus towards aviation/aerospace, with an introduction to the myriad of careers available to them in aeronautics through an exciting, engaging, and interactive program.

Vision of Flight relies on contributions both big and small to survive.

Vision of Flight does not only serve students by introducing the countless opportunities available to them in the field of aeronautics, but it also serves our country by creating the needed aeronautical staff to ensure a future in which air-travel remains not only possible, but plausible.

Vision of Flight relies on contributions both big and small to survive.

Vision of Flight does not only serve the present by providing our driven students with access to viable future careers, but it also serves the future by ensuring that vacant positions will have trained professionals on hand. Vision of Flight invests not only in today, but in tomorrow.

Giving Rewards


17-303130501Level #1 Pledge
$10 or more

  • Acknowledgement on social media and our website’s “Thank You” page
  • An invite to attend the unveiling of the Vision One Aircraft
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17-303130501Level #2 Pledge
$25 or more

  • Thank You Letter from Vision of Flight President Michael McKenzie
  • Vision of Flight Pin
  • Red Tail Pilots Monument Pin
  • Acknowledgement on social media and our website’s “Thank You” page
  • An invite to attend the unveiling of the Vision One Aircraft
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17-303130501 Level #3 Pledge
$50 or more

  • Vision of Flight T-Shirt
  • Thank You Letter from Vision of Flight President Michael McKenzie
  • Vision of Flight Pin
  • Red Tail Pilots Monument Pin
  • Acknowledgement on social media and our website’s “Thank You” page
  • An invite to attend the unveiling of the Vision One Aircraft
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17-303130501Level #4 Pledge
$100 or more

  • Framed Vision of Flight Group Picture to hang in your home or office
  • Vision of Flight T-Shirt
  • Thank You Letter from Vision of Flight President Michael McKenzie
  • Vision of Flight Pin
  • Red Tail Pilots Monument Pin
  • Acknowledgement on social media and our website’s “Thank You” page
  • An invite to attend the unveiling of the Vision One Aircraft
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17-303130501Level #5 Pledge
$500 or more

  • Vision of Flight Polo
  • Vision of Flight Cap
  • Thank You Letter from Vision of Flight President Michael McKenzie
  • Framed Vision of Flight Group Picture to hang in your home or office
  • Vision of Flight
  • Vision of Flight Pin
  • Red Tail Pilots Monument Pin
  • Acknowledgement on social media and our website’s “Thank You” page
  • An invite to attend the unveiling of the Vision One Aircraft
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17-303130501Level #6 Pledge
$1,000 or more

  • Vision of Flight Plaque
  • Vision of Flight Polo
  • Vision of Flight Cap
  • Thank You Letter from Vision of Flight President Michael McKenzie
  • Framed Vision of Flight Group Picture to hang in your home or office
  • Vision of Flight Pin
  • Red Tail Pilots Monument Pin
  • Acknowledgement on social media and our website’s “Thank You” page
  • An invite to attend the unveiling of the Vision One Aircraft
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17-303130501Level #7 Pledge
$2,500 or more

  • Official Red Tail Pilots Plaque
  • Vision of Flight Polo
  • Vision of Flight Cap
  • Thank You Letter from Vision of Flight President Michael McKenzie
  • Framed Vision of Flight Group Picture to hang in your home or office
  • Vision of Flight Pin
  • Red Tail Pilots Monument Pin
  • Acknowledgement on social media and our website’s “Thank You” page
  • An invite to attend the unveiling of the Vision One Aircraft
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17-303130501Level #8 Pledge
$5,000 or more

  • Name on Plaque to be mounted inside of the Vision One Aircraft
  • Red Tail Pilots Plaque
  • Vision of Flight Polo
  • Vision of Flight Cap
  • Thank You Letter from Vision of Flight President Michael McKenzie
  • Framed Vision of Flight Group Picture to hang in your home or office
  • Vision of Flight Pin
  • Red Tail Pilots Monument Pin
  • Acknowledgement on social media and our website’s “Thank You” page
  • An invite to attend the unveiling of the Vision One Aircraft
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17-303130501Level #9 Pledge
$10,000

  • Be one of an elite group of 4 donors whose logo or name will be proudly acknowledged on the fuselage of the Vision One Aircraft
  • Enjoy a private dinner for you and a guest with a Red Tail Pilot, Vision of Flight President, Michael McKenzie and other Visionary Pledgees
  • Red Tail Pilots Plaque
  • Vision of Flight Polo
  • Vision of Flight Cap
  • Thank You Letter from Vision of Flight President Michael McKenzie
  • Framed Vision of Flight Group Picture to hang in your home or office
  • Vision of Flight Pin
  • Red Tail Pilots Monument Pin
  • Acknowledgement on social media and our website’s “Thank You” page
  • An invite to attend the unveiling of the Vision One Aircraft
Click here to Donate