Our Shades of Blue

Our Mission

SHADES OF BLUE is a corporation organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes pursuant to sections 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The purposes for which the corporation is organized are:

  • To provide young people with the educational opportunities, training and employment assistance needed to pursue careers in the aviation and aerospace industries, and
  • To assist educators with the development of curricula that will prepare students for careers in those industries.
About Shades of Blue
Shade of Blue Students

Our success will be measured by tracking the progress of students from the time they express interest in aviation and aerospace careers throughout their educational experience to their eventual placement with an employer.


SHADES OF BLUE was conceived and created by a group of airline pilots, educators, and business people who have an interest in aviation and aerospace and who wish to help introduce students to the career opportunities available in the field of flight.


Your donation can help make a career in aerospace or aviation possible for ANY child.

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Book Signing

Two opportunities!

Feb 23, 2024
6PM – 8PM

Feb 24, 2024
5PM – 7PM

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