All FC502 raffles are conducted in the state of Kentucky, the state where Flight Club 502 is based, and is open to participants who are at least 18 years of age at the time of purchase. The Raffle is being conducted and governed pursuant to Kentucky law. Kentucky Charitable Gaming License: ORG0002673.

681 Members

310 Kids Soloed...
And Counting!

162 Private Pilot Licenses! 8 Instrument Ratings!

Programming to 1500 youth outside our organization in the past 12 months

About Us

Flight Club 502 is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), based out of Bowman Field (KLOU), Louisville, KY and is dedicated to teaching teens about leadership and success through realistic goal setting in aviation and through Next Gen/STEM education. 

The organization was established in 2015 by a small group of high schooler and middle schoolers, alongside Laura Benson Jones, who wanted to inspire other students to become successful in life while using and incorporating aviation and the STEM subjects as a springboard for that success. Flight Club 502 is owned and operated by the youth members with professional adult supervision.

The four fundamentals of FC502


We use aviation to help students learn how they can apply their newfound skills in everyday life. These include things like flight planning (life planning), emergency procedures (facing emergencies in life) and situation awareness that will come into play on the ground as well when they’re flying around!


Flight Club members are grateful for our freedom and respect each other’s differences.


Flight Club members are responsible for creating programs, producing budgets and marketing their courses. They also lead any lessons they design themselves with help from an experienced adult advisor. The goal here isn’t just getting teens excited about learning how aviation works; it’s giving them meaningful leadership experience for their futures.


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC): We will incorporate both STEM and NGLC in ground training, flight training, and in after school programs and flight camps.