Kentucky is home to a thriving aviation community, with numerous connections to the Aerospace and Aviation industry.

Whether you want to fly for fun or are interested in a career in Kentucky’s booming aerospace and aviation industry, DREAMFLIGHT CHARITIES is here to help!

Our organization offers Flight Training Scholarships that offer up to $6,000 to get you from zero hours to your student solo (think driver’s permit for pilots) in an actual aircraft!

Still on the fence? Join us for one of our upcoming Discovery Flight events, or be on the lookout for our mobile Aviation Camp experience in your hometown. We can also help your school develop or expand your current aviation STEM Program. 

Have questions or want to learn more? Don’t hesitate to contact us anytime!


Licensed Drone Operator

From real estate imaging to agricultural spraying operations, more and more of everyday life is being impacted by the use of manned and automated drones.

Commercial Airline Pilot

The commercial airline industry is showing no signs of slowing, and demand for pilots has never been greater!


Looking for a job that will allow you to travel and see the world? In addition to pilots, commercial airlines are on the lookout for capable flight attendants as well!

A&P Mechanic

Enjoy tinkering and fine-tuning engines? There is a growing need for Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics to keep our planes moving from location to location!

Flight Instructor

Enjoy teaching and enabling others? Plenty of opportunities exist within the state to combine your passion with the growing and exciting world of aviation.

Aerospace Engineer

Put yourself on the front lines of innovation, designing the next generation aviation and aerospace components, many of which are produced here in Kentucky!

Industry Information

Kentucky aerospace & aviation employment by age

Kentucky Aerospace & Aviation Employment by Gender & Ethnicity

Kentucky Aerospace & Aviation Employment Education Requirements

*Information from the 2017 Kentucky Aerospace & Aviation Industry Study

At A Glance:

At first glance, there are numerous telling indicators of the current state of Kentucky’s aviation industry:

  • The current industry workforce is aging, and there is a disproportionately small developing workforce in order to replace it.
  • Much can be said about the lack of inclusivity and diversity within Kentucky’s aviation industry in regard to gender and ethnicity.
  • Barriers to Kentucky’s aviation industry are generally moderate.

OUR REsponse


— Inspire

DREAMFLIGHT CHARITIES seeks to create an empowering experience that will impact the lives of Kentucky students through a shared passion for all things aviation-related.


— Remove Barriers

We strive to remove financial and circumstantial barriers to aviation in order promote a more inclusive and diverse community and workforce.


— Support

Our aim is to support local schools and advocate for aviation in the state as we enable and inspire the next generation of aviators and industry workers.