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Sling Pilot Academy and SkyWest Airlines Partnership Launch Event

100 200 Free Flights

For High School and College Students

March 11, 2023, 9am-1pm
3401 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505

Sling Pilot Academy, the largest and most innovative flight school in the Los Angeles area, and SkyWest Airlines, the largest regional airline in the world are pleased to welcome you to our Elite Partnership Launch Event and Open Hangar.

Sling Pilot Academy is giving away 100 Free Flights to High School Juniors and Seniors and Community College Students during this STEM event, to create awareness about the airline pilot career.

To qualify for a free Introductory Flight Lesson, High School Junior and Senior Students and College Students will need to present a valid Student ID. Career Advisors are also eligible for a free Introductory Flight Lesson.

Each student will receive:

  • A free Introductory Flight Lesson – take the controls and fly the airplane!
  • A free Simulator flight session
  • A Pilot logbook to log airplane and simulator time (counts towards Pilot Certificate!)
  • A 1-hour presentation by SkyWest Airlines, the largest regional airline in the world, on the state of the airline industry and the pathway from High School to career
  • A tour of our aircraft manufacturing facility where students will have the opportunity for a hands-on experience
  • Free lunch provided by The Habit Burger Grill food truck

If, for any reason, a student does not have time for a flight or simulator session they will receive a rain check to come back and claim their flights.


Schedule of Events

Anyone with a Free Flight scheduled on Calendly should show up at least an hour before their flight.
9:00am Public Event Starts
Airplane and Simulator Flights in operation
STEM hands-on experience available
10:00am SkyWest Airlines Presentation Starts
11:00am Tiger Squadron Fly-Over
The Habit Burger Truck Arrives
12:20pm One Scholarship Winner Announcement
1:00pm Public Event End

Airplane and Simulator Flights continue


Scholarships Available!

Sling Pilot Academy will be giving out $500,000 of Pilot Scholarships over the next 12 months. We will award one Private Pilot Scholarship (valued at over $17,000) to at least one of the Students who signs up for a Free Flight and attends the event. Note: even if the 100 Free Flights are Sold Out, please sign up for the wait-list and plan to attend the event since we may have openings and will try to fit everyone in.

Airline Pilot Career

Airline pilots enjoy one of the most incredible careers filled with adventure, responsibility, half the month off, and pay that starts at $100,000 a year and increases to over $400,000 a year.

No college degree is required to become a Commercial Pilot. And, it can take as little as 2 years to go from zero experience to getting all your ratings at Sling Pilot Academy, and working as a Flight Instructor until you are hired by SkyWest Airlines!

There is a severe worldwide pilot shortage, which results in canceled airline flights every day. The airlines need pilots and are increasing their pay, quality of life and benefits. There has never been a better time to start your pilot career.

According to Boeing, the Pilot (Airline Pilot Career) Outlook for 2017-2036 is:
Pilot World Demand – 637,000
31,850 per year, 87 new pilots needed per day!

Special Parking Instructions

Parking is limited so please find a nearby public parking and walk over. Be safe!

Parking Options

Event Location: 3401 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505
Limited Parking available here.

Tower Parking Lot: 3301 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505
2 hour parking 

Primary Overflow Lot – Robinson: 3247 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505
Note: Gate closes automatically at 1pm. Any cars left in at 1 will need to be collected Monday

Additional Parking: Public Parking available on Madison St or at Best Buy or other locations nearby


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