Our programs exemplify the approach of providing peer recognition and gender respect, while promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills in applied science applications that are both stimulating and fun. The broader mission objective is to inspire and encourage young people, while engaging them in aviation-related enterprises.
Following are current programs that are supported by the BettyFlies Foundation.
EVERY STUDENT FLIES PROGRAM
Careers in aviation
start with a free flight.
OPEN TO EVERY
ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
Experience flying with a Certified Flight Instructor in a Diamond DA40 aircraft.
Tour Aspen Airport’s FAA Control Tower and two onsite aviation companies
Learn about aviation-related careers, college programs, flight training opportunities, student scholarships, and more
BettyFlies is establishing a drone competition program that directly supports STEM interest in much the same way as the robot competition established by Dean Kamen. Co-Ed teams of one pilot and one navigator will compete in a navigation challenge to find waypoints on a pre-established playing field using only basic trigonometry. The winning team will find each of the waypoints, photograph them from the drone and return to base in the least amount of time. By requiring co-ed teams, participants will need to engage with their peers and find those capable of accurately flying a drone in a consistent direction at a consistent speed to enable those with good math skills to navigate to each waypoint. This is an example of the BettyFlies approach to providing peer recognition and gender respect, and promoting STEM skills with applied science applications that are stimulating and fun.