Youth Aviation Program

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program (RAYAP) is to provide aviation interested youth guidance, mentorship, and the opportunity to restore and maintain aircraft in exchange for flight time towards a sport pilot or private pilot’s certificate.

Since the founding of the program, the Youth Aviation Program has recorded the following accomplishments:

  • 175 youth participants
  • 22 youth have earned their Private Pilot Certificate
  • 5 youth have earned their A&P Certificate
  • 37 youth have soloed
  • 10 planes built
  • 35 scholarships awarded

How the Program Works

Under experienced adult guidance, youth between the ages of 14-18 are taught the skills of restoring, repairing, and maintaining aircraft. Youth interested in learning how to pilot an airplane can qualify for one hour of flight instruction for every 10 hours of program participation, and time logged in the youth’s maintenance logbook can be applied toward the minimum hour requirements for an A&P certificate.

This program is very structured, and participating youth must have a strong desire to learn. Regardless of the aviation goal, the Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program affords participating youth a path to achieving their goal with minimal expense.

How to Join                                                                                         

Interested in joining the Ron Alexander Youth Aviation program?

Contact us by email at

We would love to meet you!

How to Give

The RAYAP is a certified non-profit organization and is 100% donation funded. All donations are tax deductible!

Consider giving today using one of the convenient methods below.

By Mail – RAYAP, 349 Jonathan’s Roost Road Williamson, GA 30292           

In-Person – Peach State Aerodrome FBO

Online –      PayPal                       Venmo