Deaf Pilots Association at a Glance
Here at Deaf Pilots Association, we know that sometimes all it takes to change lives is a little support. Thus, our objective is primarily to support deaf pilots and student pilots in their journeys. We strive to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible in either learning how to fly and obtaining their pilot's license, or in being a current deaf pilot. We are a select few, with less than 300 deaf pilots in the US, and a comparable number of ultralight aircraft pilots worldwide. We seek to take great care of each other, to grow our community, to embrace our partners and supporters, and to make the aviation world a richer place.
What We Do
... and why it makes a difference.
Dreamers & Explorers
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to expose people of all ages to the magic of flight. Whether it is just a local flight around the town, a long cross-country trip, an educational experience, or providing a service, we seek to constantly grow not only our numbers as deaf pilots, but to display our abilities to as many members of the public as we can.
Education & Support
At Deaf Pilots Association, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in supporting current & prospective students. We know that becoming a pilot, or obtaining advanced ratings is a long & difficult journey, lined with unique obstacles to us as deaf people. We provide not only moral support, but with our large number of pilots with varying degrees of experience, we can provide intellectual support, wisdom, and advice as well.
Growth & Partnerships
We cannot strive as a successful organization without our members and our partners. To best support deaf pilots, students & youth, we seek to build a vast network of partnerships with people, organizations, and companies across the globe.
“Practicing mutual aid is the surest means for giving each other and to all the greatest safety, the best guarantee of existence and progress, bodily, intellectual and moral.”
― Peter Kropotkin
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.