The Ready for Takeoff Foundation is a charitable outreach initiative created by ExcelAir8 to serve aviation-interested students in Central Missouri through an outreach arm and a scholarship program.
Aviation careers are entering a period of exponentially high demand. From pilots to mechanics to air traffic controllers, there is a massive hiring boom nationally. Expansion of commercial air travel and record numbers on the private/corporate side have caused average salaries to skyrocket with some more than doubling in a 12-month window.
To help Mid-Missouri students best grasp their opportunity in aviation, we have established an outreach program to foster support aviation clubs in Mid-Missouri high schools, giving interested students the chance to learn how to accomplish their goal and get support as they set out to do so.