Partnership Announcement


We have some very exciting news! After reaching out to Jason Schappert with, a company devoted to providing aviation education, he has agreed to help the Flight to 48 raise awareness for ACE Academy. To do this, we have adjusted our flight plan to include Ocala, FL, Jason's home airport. We have also been invited to produce a podcast with Jason to explain more about about this flight and the mission behind it. Along our journey, we will be distributing Jason's book The Private Pilot Blueprint, a guide to obtaining your private pilots license, at airports and flight schools along the way. 

We believe this is an excellent opportunity to help educate & inspire the next generation of aviators, as Jason and has devoted his life to this very cause. Also, due to his extensive experience and unparalleled aviation informational resources, he will be an excellent mentor and partner to help us along our flight. We could not be more excited to have on board with us.

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First News Article

Woohoo! We finally have started to achieve some media coverage for this journey. Ultimately the success of our fundraiser will rely on how many people see, and donate to our cause. That is why this is such an exciting milestone for us. We know this will lead to further opportunities with other news outlets. Thank you to The Indiana Daily Student for helping platform our message! We are one step closer to helping ACE educate the next generation. 

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$1500 Milestone Raised

Wow! We want to give a big Thank You to everyone who has been a part of this project so far. The response to our cause has been amazing. With over $1500 raised so far, our fundraising campaign is really starting to 'take off'.

We wanted to give our followers a status update as to what we have been doing this past week. First off, we have been very busy finalizing our flight plan. We decided to alter our course in a few areas to ensure that we would get to see as many national and historical landmarks as we can along the way. We have also been reaching out to news organizations and public figures in aviation, working to find ways to spread awareness for our May 6th departure. 

Finally we conducted our first official news interview! Our story will appear in The Indiana Daily Student at some point this week. We encourage you to check it out at their free website 

Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for further updates!