Candler Field Museum Youth Aviation Program

Candler Field Museum and Youth Aviation Program

Candler Field Youth ProgramTo know Hank was to know his passion for aviation. The Candler Field Museum and Youth Aviation Program in Williamson, GA, encompasses both Hank’s love for all things flying as well as a program to encourage, teach, and support the development of aviation’s next generation.

The Candler Field Museum was established to recreate the Atlanta airport as it existed in the 1920s and 1930s. The museum houses a handful of fully restored, fully operational vintage aircraft, which makes it a favorite gathering place of aspiring and experienced pilots alike.

Candler Field Museum and Youth Mentorship Program Students Building PlaneThe Candler Field Youth Aviation Program seeks to nurture and develop a love for aviation in today’s youth, providing opportunities for kids and teens to gain hands-on experience for a future in aviation.

Under the guidance of experienced aviation enthusiasts, students learn alongside one another, developing the skills to restore, maintain, and work on aircraft. Program participants interested in flying also have the opportunity to learn how to pilot an airplane through the Candler Field Flying Club. Flying time is earned by working in the museum or through the flying club, allowing students who otherwise may not have the means or access the ability to learn to fly with minimal expense. 

Candler Youth Program Students Building PlaneThe Hank Sasser Foundation Aims to Support this Unique Nonprofit through Two Avenues:

  1. Support of the Youth Aviation Program: Each year, The Hank Sasser Foundation will make a financial contribution to directly support the Candler Field Youth Aviation Program. This includes our scholarship program!
  2. Support for Museum Special Projects: In addition to supporting the Youth Aviation Program, The Hank Sasser Foundation aims to commit a portion of funds to assist in underwriting specific projects and endeavors in connection with the Candler Field Museum.