Chicago, IL. November 3, 2017 – The Legacy Flight Academy (LFA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will host their award-winning 1-day outreach program Eyes Above the Horizon on Friday, November 3rd, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM at Gary/Chicago International Airport. Over 75 youth from three Chicagoland high schools (Air Force Academy HS, Lindblom Math and Science Academy, and Phillips Academy HS) will experience the thrill of flight, receive STEM-centric education, and learn about college and career opportunities in the aerospace industry. With the Legacy Flight Academy’s mission to uphold and sustain the LEGACY of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen, students will interact with military and civilian role models who will instill character and leadership skills to grow them into positive, contributing members of society.
This event was organized by Chicagoland native and Legacy Flight Academy founder, US Air Force Major Kenyatta Ruffin; the event includes other veteran volunteers and a scheduled special visit by original Tuskegee Airmen! Legacy Flight Academy’s Eyes Above the Horizon program in Chicago is supported by the Chicago “DODO” Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Lewis University, Griffith Aviation, and B. Coleman Aviation. Legacy Flight Academy has provided free airplane flights for over 350 youth Nationwide this year and will be recognized by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) during the NAA’s Fall Awards Dinner.
Media and press are invited to attend to conduct interviews and/or capture footage of this event at the address below. To learn more about this program or for questions, visit the website below, call LFA at 1.855.TUSKEGEE (887-5343), or email is preferred at firstname.lastname@example.org.
B. COLEMAN AVIATION
5701 Airport Road
Gary, IN 46406
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. LFA is dedicated to helping minority and at-risk youth achieve success as aerospace professionals. LFA conducts tiered programs to provide youth from all backgrounds with awareness, orientation, and preparation for aerospace careers. LFA is an independent organization, not affiliated with or sponsored by the US Air Force; The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.