Red Tail Academy

The mission of RTA is to provide the aviation industry with a well-educated and trained workforce composed of Americans from diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and personal lifestyles. The organization has a vision to inspire youth for successful careers in aviation, to tutor pre-licensed teen pilots from families with limited resources and to mentor minorities to diversify the workforce.We are the only organization that is providing both programming and financial support to youth in the KC area.Our unique approach is to pair our students with the latest advances in training and the best practices of the airline industry and military. RTA’s curricula and program offerings have been created in collaboration with community partners who work with the target populations.Program Elements:Community Engagement      Aviation 101      Private Pilot Ground School and Advanced Private Pilot GroundSchool  Private Pilot Flight School/License


  • Community organization/Advocacy/Support
  • Museum/library/STEM-rich institution or attraction

Audience Served

  • Educators
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Students: High School
  • Students: Middle School
  • Youth ages 16-24 (not attending high school or post-secondary)

Opportunities Offered

  • After school/out of school
  • Fair/festival/event
  • Field trip
  • Scholarships
  • Summer camp

Focus Areas

  • Engineering
  • General Science
  • Math
  • Space Science /Aerospace/Rocketry
  • Technology