I wholeheartedly endorse the program.
I was very skeptical about my daughter learning to fly. When we went to the very first informational meeting about “ground school”, I was prepared to drop her off and return later. But as I was preparing to leave, the instructor said I could stay and go through the ground school with her for free! As a result, I got the opportunity to learn about aerodynamics and the forces involved. Bottom line is that it is safer for me to let my daughter fly an glider with no engine, than it is to allow her to drive an automobile to high school! As a result we got very involved in HRS. They provide an opportunity through their youth program that is unique. The youth have opportunities to lead others and build teams in flying. I have participated in launching and ground operations at the glider port. There is a constant emphasis on safety which is important to see from a parent’s perspective. My daughter was able to fund her entire learning experience and more via scholarships and the work study program. This has been a major factor in her deciding to major in aerospace engineering currently at St. Louis University. HRS provided an outstanding opportunity to watch my daughter learn and grow her confidence. I wholeheartedly endorse the program.
Dr. John Ervin Parent of Youth Program Participant