Flight Expo Inc

A nonprofit organization

$15,875 raised by 5 donors

100% complete

$5,000 Goal

Flight Expo is promoting aviation through education and aircraft preservation.

Flight Expo, Inc., was founded by a group of aviation enthusiasts, interested in aircraft education and preservation. 


Prepare the next generation of innovators in the world of aerospace.

  • Engage Students
  • Collaboration
  • Encourage Optimism
  • Real World Challenges
  • Enable Leaders

Flight Expo, Inc.'s Mission:

             Is to educate and engage individuals about the different facets of Aviation.

  • Equip and educate today and tomorrows generations with the tools needed to obtain their FAA aircraft and power plant certification and various Pilot Licenses.  
  • Develop a new generation of innovators by inspiring participants, especially students in aerospace technology, engineering and construction through the aircraft restoration process.
  • Preserve historic aircraft through restoration and museum display.
  • Educate future generations about aviation and air racing, and its contributions, historical and practical.

Flight Expo, Inc. is responsible for the construction of a full scale replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer as part of the United States Centennial of Flight. ( http://www.mn1903flyer.us/) This aircraft has been on display in the Twin Cities area since 2003.   Check out the following:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyLGrR39nFc&t=20s


Flight Expo, Inc is:

An aviation  non-profit 501(c)(3). 

Apart from preserving historical aircraft, our mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of engineers, pilots and aircraft mechanics. In 2013 we started a Build A Plane program for youth ages 12 - 18 year old.  By engaging today's youth in an exciting hands-on learning experience we are giving them the skills and confidence to create bigger and brighter futures for themselves and our community. 

What is Build A Plane?

The Build-A-Plane program by Flight Expo is an interactive program that allows students to build a full scale aircraft. It teaches students different mechanical skills such as welding, riveting, fabric covering, and similar aspects that are used in aircraft construction. Students in the Build-A-Plane program also have increased access to the Flight Expo Flying Club, where students may fly aircraft and take flight training lessons or study ground school in order to become a pilot.

Flight Expo Flying Club:

Students in the Build A Plane program have access to the Flight Expo Flying Club. In this club students who attend Build A Plane get a massive discount on flying lessons that they use to obtain their pilots license. Flight Expo has already allowed several students to begin their flight training and further their interest and career in aviation.  Currently, we have 2 new Private Pilots and another one to receive his license in 2021.

Why is this program important?

In the United States there is a shortage of scientist, engineers, pilots and aircraft mechanics. In order to change this decline we need to find away to motivate our youth to learn and enjoy subjects in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Build A Plane program is a fun and great way to get students involved in STEM through which will also give today's youth the skills and talents to overcome challenges we face on a global scale.

Risks and challenges

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit that runs off  volunteers and limited resources, our biggest challenge is funding. The $500 that we raise from this campaign will go towards materials needed to finish one of our aircraft!

Thank You For Your Support!

The Flight Expo Team!


501C3   Tax Id #41-1869452



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Education Science, Tech & Business Volunteer


1101 19th Avenue South



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