San Carlos Flight Center is a proud supporter of the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program. Upwind was founded by Flight Center 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.  Over the course of the Upwind Summer, one or more high school students are transformed into licensed Private Pilot(s) 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 Flight Center community. We are actively pursuing donors for our 2015 Upwind Summer Scholarship Program fund. To contribute please contact or mail your contribution to:

Upwind Foundation, Inc.
c/o San Carlos Flight Center
655 Skyway Rd, Suite 215
San Carlos, CA 94070

Fundraising Progress
February and March are fundraising months for Upwind. Our goal for 2015 is $25,000. Each dark line on the thermometer at the right shows that we've raised $5,000 toward our goal, with each tiny tickmark indicating $1,000. As of March 18, 2015 we have raised over $19,000. Fundraising appeals have been sent and we we will continue updating as contributions come in. 

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