Teens in Aviation

High School Aviation Program

AlphaFlight’s high school aviation program is the result of a partnership with the state of Indiana’s North Central Career and Technical Education program (CTE). This program is also recognized by AOPA for providing early access to aviation. Through this program, career training is available at no cost to students in the state. Teens focused on aviation careers participate in experiential learning, earn college credits and industry certifications. 

Students have gone on to further their training as pilots, air traffic controllers and more. Cultivating young folks’ interest in aviation is our favorite part of having a flight school! We look forward to answering any questions you may have.

What to Expect from the Aviation Program

Aviation students will learn from a class instructor but also from one another. We empower our students to participate in hands-on learning in a team-oriented environment. Past students have told us about the fun they had with fellow students and the well-rounded aviation knowledge they gained.

Established in Partnership

North Central CTE’s aviation career program began with an idea from Plymouth High School counselor, John Fishback; Plymouth Airport manager, Bill Shelley; and AlphaFlight co-owner, Dan Marohn. Since 2019 this cooperative has been supported by education administrators, program directors, and the Plymouth City Council, among others.


Ten area high schools participate in CTE: Argos Community School, Culver Community School, John Glenn (Walkerton) School, Knox Community School, North Judson-San Pierre School, Oregon-Davis (Hamlet) School, Plymouth Community School, Rochester School, Triton (Bourbon) School, Union-North United (Lakeville and LaVille) School Corporation. (2023–2024 school year)

We’re happy to be part of this community partnership to get our youth excited about their future in aviation.


What Clients Say About Us

Alice Harrier
    Alice Harrier

    High School Student

    Everyone at the airport has helped me better understand the world of aviation and explore what career I would love the most. I have never been happier or grown more in any other class.

    Kavan Holm
      Kavan Holm

      Former High School Student

      My experience with the aviation vocational program was unlike anything I’ve ever tried before. Thank you to the Plymouth Municipal Airport and the AlphaFlight team for making an incredible program for students who have a love for all things aviation.

      Q & A.

      Can high school students work towards a Private Pilot Licence (PPL)?

      All high school students may opt to obtain their PPL by studying and taking lessons with one of our flight instructors outside of CTE class time. The flight hours earned in this program are good for LENGTH OF TIME.

      Is there an orientation for students and their parents?

      Before the start of each school year, the AlphaFlight Student/Parent Orientation introduces the aviation program with a presentation from an instructor and the airport manager. Students and parents also get a tour of the flight school and airport; explore aircraft, take a test flight in our RedBird  Flight Simulator, and hear from previous students through a Q&A discussion.