Young Students Prepare to Take Flight at Houston Southwest Airport/ Les Morris Summer Flight Academy Presented by Black Pilots of America 

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MEDIA CONTACT: Paige Donnell

AUGUST 1, 2016 (HOUSTON)Houston Southwest Airport (AXH) today proudly announced the recent completion of the Les Morris Summer Flight Academy presented by the Black Pilots of America.

The BPA hosts the annual summer program to teach young students about opportunities in the field of aviation and encourage them to further their education. The SFA is open to students ages 15-19 that maintain a positive academic record and demonstrate an interest in aviation.

“We really enjoy hosting the annual Summer Flight Academy,” said Len Franklin, manager for Houston Southwest Airport. “The work the BPA does to introduce young students to the world of aviation is incredible.”

Once accepted, students go through 40 hours of ground school and 10 hours of flight school. All of the training is provided by highly skilled, volunteer instructors. High performing students even have the opportunity to complete a solo flight, with approval from their instructor.

About the Les Morris BPA Summer Flight Academy

The Black Pilots of America Summer Flight Academy seeks to excite young people about flying and their potential as a participant in the aviation field. BPA helps students translate excitement to academic studies that form the foundation of a productive career in aviation. Instructors are all experienced flight instructors who volunteer to share their combined experience of 165 years in the aviation field. For more information, please visit academy/

About Houston Southwest Airport

Houston Southwest Airport (AXH) is a full-service airport located minutes from Houston’s major commercial centers, including Downtown, the Medical Center, the Galleria business district, and the Energy Corridor. Houston Southwest Airport provides fuel, maintenance, and storage services to support business and personal aviation transportation. With a less-congested facility and competitive fuel prices, Houston Southwest Airport aims to be the airport of choice for Houston travellers. Visit