The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that only 3% of all commercial pilots in the U.S. are Black, and a duo of Black pilots are teaming up to address this issue. Pilots Courtland Savage and Jerome Stanislaus have created a nonprofit called Fly For The Culture to offer opportunities for young Black kids to learn more about aviation.
The statistics on U.S. pilots are eye-opening. More than 90% of all U.S. pilots are white, and 91% are male. However, that did not stop Savage and Stanislaus from rolling up their sleeves and trying to change things.
Fly For The Culture offers free flying lessons for minorities and mentorship opportunities for those who would like to pursue careers in the sky. The group also tries to promote aviation culture in underprivileged communities and increase chances for Black people yearning to fly.