A Different Point of View students, instructors, airplane, airport

A Different Point of View (ADPOV) is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to engage, inspire and transform youth using flight lessons as a launching pad.  Through aviation education and mentoring, we show students, ages 14-19, a world they’ve never seen before!

Our philosophy is taken from the Lakota Tribe and their Instructions for Living:

“Friend do it this way – that is, whatever you do in life, do the very best you can with both your heart and mind. And if you do it that way, the Power of the Universe will come to your assistance, if your heart and mind are in Unity. When one sits in the Hoop of the People, one must be responsible because All of Creation is related. And the hurt of one is the hurt of all. And the honor of one is the honor of all. And whatever we do effects everything in the universe. If you do it that way – that is, if you truly join your heart and mind as One – Whatever you ask for, That’s the Way It’s Going to Be.”

A Different Point of View offers the following opportunities:

  • Aviation Career Program
  • Discovery Days
  • Year Round Mentoring

Qualified applicants receive:

  • Professional Flight Lessons
  • Full Motion Flight Simulator Training
  • Workshops in ATC Communication
  • Workshops in Airframe & Power Plant Mechanics
  • Leadership and Self Awareness Training
  • Engagement with Leaders in the Aviation Industry
  • Field Trips to Aviation Events & Industry

A Different Point of View’s Aviation Career Program is a career exploration program that introduces youth to the exciting world of aviation. Each day students participate in self-awareness and leadership training as well as interact with airline pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, aircraft rescue and fire fighters, aircraft mechanics and other leaders in the aviation filed. Youth who may struggle in science, technology, engineering and math, (STEM) are exposed to practical applications that promote learning through hands-on, interactive experiences. Each day students receive professional flight training using the Private Pilot training syllabus at Above All Aviation flight school at the Santa Barbara Airport.

Through our Aviation Career Program, youth come away with a new understanding of a variety of options the aviation world has to offer and their potential place in it. They gain self-confidence, self-advocacy and the belief that they can succeed in the world. Our purpose is to give them the tools to live a full and meaningful life either through a career in aviation or other opportunities in the work force that brings them a passion for excellence.

Our Discovery Days provide educational experiences that support ADPOV’s mission, connect youth with their community, and expose them to opportunities in the workplace.

Ongoing mentoring provides support to youth as they navigate toward their goals.
ADPOV Student Events 2017
ADPOV Student Application 2017
ADPOV Sliding Scale Fee 2017
ADPOV Waiver in English
ADPOV Waiver in Spanish
ADPOV Volunteer Application

Join Us for the Ride of Your Life!

Flight lessons take place at Above All Aviation Flight School.