San Carlos Flight Center is a proud supporter of the Upwind Foundation, and the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program.  Upwind was founded by pilots who wanted a way to promote piloting and general aviation, cultivate interest in aviation as a career, and to address the national pilot shortage.  Each year, high school students are transformed into licensed private pilots during the summer between their junior and senior year.

Complete information can be found on the Upwind web site at Please visit the site to learn more about program details, candidate requirements, and the application timeline.

How to Contribute
The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program is made possible by the generosity of pilots in the San Carlos and surrounding areas.  They are actively pursuing donors for the 2016 program year.  To contribute please contact or mail your contribution to:

Upwind Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 6932
San Carlos, CA 94070

Fundraising Progress
February and March are fundraising months for Upwind.  Our goal for 2016 is $50,000. Each dark line on the thermometer at the right shows that we've raised $10,000 toward our goal, with each tiny tickmark indicating $2,000.  We hope you will join us in supporting this great program. 

Thank you for your support! If you have any questions or wish to contribute, please visit the Upwind web site or email