About the Program


The goal of the Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Career Training Program is to excite and motivate our youth to learn about the aerospace industry. The TAACT program endeavors to instill, in children, an appreciation for the academic skills, moral character, proper conduct, dedication and discipline necessary to succeed. More importantly, we want them to discover that learning can be fun when done in the context of aviation.

TAACT offers comprehensive training in the various aviation disciplines. Our program targets students between the ninth and twelfth grade and, actual flight training is included. Students in the program explore the many career options available in aviation and aerospace. Classes are conducted in traditional classrooms, simulators and airplanes. Instructions will cover aviation history (including the role of African-Americans in aviation), introduction to aerodynamics, meteorology and navigation; flight simulator orientation, orientation flights with FAA certified flight instructors; interaction with professionals in the aviation industry; and field trips to aviation museums, military bases and Air Traffic Control Centers. To this point, all classroom materials, orientation flights, and field trip transportation are provided by TAACT through a grant from the Atlanta Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Through the partnership between ACTAI and Aviation Career Enrichment (ACE), ACTAI is capable of providing flow through opportunity to students who wish to continue their aviation experience upon completion of the summer program.

About the 2017 Program

Summer Program Event Date:
Orientation: June 3, 2017  from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Pkwy S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310
Program Date: June 5 through June 9 2017

Application Available:
March 1, 2017

Application Deadline:
April 28, 2017

Program Cost:
The TAACT Program is provided at no cost. However, if student is selected, a refundable $50 fee
ACTAI 2017 TAACT Program will be required. Please note: This fee will be refunded Friday June 9, 2017.


2017 Student Application

2017 Program Brochure