Between maintaining an active website, funding national projects and local chapter programs, and making an articulate case to airports, organizations, and prospective members around the country, Young Pilots USA has significant costs attached with working towards our mission. Please contribute to support our mission here by making a restricted gift to the Tunison Foundation.


Thanks to the contributions of internal donors, our Series I funding round was completed in mid-January 2021. This mainly funded our substantial online presence, which manages over 5,000 visitors per year.

The Coast-to-Coast Cub project and the Goodspeed Fly-In, both major programs for Young Pilots USA, successfully raised funds and awareness for us and programs we care about.


We expect to introduce a Series II funding round during the summer of 2022, which will cover increased national programming and a larger Goodspeed Fly-In in 2023, as well as press activities for a variety of other projects.

Legal Notes:

Young Pilots USA, also referred to currently as YP or YPUSA for brevity purposes, and previously as the Youth Flight Foundation, or YFF, and the American Association of Young Pilots, or AAYP, is not a legally incorporated entity in any state, nation, or territory.

For fundraising purposes, Young Pilots USA is an educational program of the Tunison Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with tax deductible status, legally incorporated in Florida and headquartered in Connecticut.

All contributions to Young Pilots USA through the Tunison Foundation are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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