Flight Experience for Youth (FEFY) - We Help Youth Soar!

Flight Experience for Youth (FEFY) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity that was established in 2004 to support Sugarbush Soaring’s youth programs. Its mission is to offer a new hands-on experience to young people who have a strong interest in aviation. Previous youth who have participated in the FEFY flight programs have gone on to pursue careers in aviation or have moved on to other types of professional careers while continuing to maintain a strong interest in aviation. To see what several of our past and current youth have to say about these programs, read some of their essays.

Sugarbush Soaring and the sport of soaring both benefit from an effort to attract and retain young soaring pilots. Young prospective pilots usually do not have the financial resources of other members, but can make valuable contributions to the Club and the sport with their time and enthusiasm.

FEFY has made aviation more accessible to qualifying flight-oriented youth by funding the SSA Line Crew program, youth scholarships, youth member annual dues, and events like Youth Airport Day. It has provided well over a thousand flights for our Line Crew, including 161 flights in 2017 alone. FEFY’s programs now have an estimated annual cost around $48,000.

FEFY is run by a volunteer Board of Directors (BOD) and is completely dependent on contributions from generous donors. Please consider making a donation to help support our Youth Programs. FEFY is a 501(c)(3) program, and we will acknowledge all contributions. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Checks should be made out to Flight Experience For Youth (or just FEFY).

Please mail donations to:

Flight Experience For Youth
PO Box 123
Warren-Sugarbush Airport
Warren, VT 05674

You may also donate online via Square:


There are other options for donating as well, such as through planned giving.

To learn more, please email fefy@sugarbushsoaring.com.

Thank you for your support!
FEFY BOD - Jen Stamp, Ginny Hanson, Catherine Benham, Bill Newell and Brian Wagner