SATA is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Corporation run by an all volunteer group of aircraft owners, builders, flight instructors, certified aircraft mechanics, recreational, military, and airline pilots, engineers, and business people with a desire to share their passion for aviation.
To inspire and foster an interest in aerospace as a profession, sport, or hobby in teenagers .
To provide a safe, friendly, and fun environment for teenagers to learn the mechanical, engineering, operational principles, and professional options of the aerospace field at no cost to the student or parents.
Wyatt Scott started with SATA as a student in 2018. After High School he took the Aviation Program at Pima Community College and is now Certified Aircraft Mechanic working for Sky West Airlines. We are happy to have him back as one of our SATA Mentors.
Lt. Jeffrey Northcutt started working with SATA on 2017. After finishing High School he attended the University of Arizona majoring in Aerospace Engineering. Next he joined the US Air Force and recently graduated from Flight School in 2024 to start Fighter Training.
Jorge Rosado joined SATA in 2017. After High School he attended the Phoenix campus of the University of North Dakota and began pilot training. He is now a Certified Flight Instructor.
Nicholas Gullo joined SATA in 2018. After High School he studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona and is currently employed by Raytheon developing test equipment used in missile defense systems.
Brian Zelt graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and joined the Air Force as a Physicist/Nuclear Engineer. He plans to eventually obtain a PhD in Physics, attend US Air Force Flight Training, and become a military Test Pilot.