U.S. Sugar recently announced a partnership with the Teen Aircraft Factory of Manasota. U.S. Sugar’s support will help provide additional STEM learning opportunities for students, which include assembling airplanes.
The Teen Aircraft Factory is dedicated to helping teens discover and develop a love for aviation through the building of two-seat airplanes from a kit. Once these planes are built and tested, they are then sold in order to purchase new airplane kits.
In addition to encouraging young people with an interest in aviation, the Factory, a 501(c)(3), is also aimed at helping at-risk kids. Volunteers work with local police departments and school safety officers to reach out to young people with behavioral problems. The work of the Factory is overseen by a handful of volunteers, many of them retired airline and military pilots.