First Flight was formed to bring awareness to the Stephen F. Austin State University Aviation Program and the “Flying Jacks”. The organization is also on a mission to raise awareness around aerospace related fields to our K-12 youth. The First Flight Team believes our young people are the most valuable, yet most neglected resource we have, and we must do more to bridge and expose our youth to the world of opportunities that exist. Our goal centers around the aerospace industry.
The Aviators Ball was created as a night of celebration and support for the “Flying Jack” program and other First Flight initiatives. The third annual ball will be held again at the historic Fredonia Hotel & Convention Center in the heart of the oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches. Please join us as we recognize the “Flying Jack” students for their wonderful accomplishments and nominate one lucky student for the prestigious John Duncan Sr. Top Aviator’s Award. A silent auction, VIP speaker, great food and live music will ensure this year’s ball is once again magical.