Located at historic Wings Field where
AOPA was founded.

STRATUS AVIATION FOUNDATION

Stratus Aviation Foundation (SAF) began operations in 2013 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aviation and careers that involve STEM education by giving young people the opportunity to build real airplanes and flight simulators. Aircraft construction and aviation related projects provide an exciting opportunity to motivate kids to learn virtually any facet of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as applied to this program.

Now in a formal partnership with Wings field and the Wings Preservation Association, SAF has several aviation STEM related projects operating at Wings Field (KLOM).

Stratus is happy to announce the recent pruchase of
a RedBird FMX full motion simulator!

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RECENT TESTIMONIALS

June 22nd, 2016
 

Dear Dimitri,

            First of all, I would like to extend my gratitude to you and your team at Stratus Aviation Foundation and The Uncommon Individual Foundation for your mentorship in the field of aeronautical engineering over the past few years. I cherished every moment of my experience with the Stratus Aviation Foundation building aircraft and studying flight at Wings Field, and learned so much that I can apply to my undergraduate studies. Your inspiring words and dedication to the program supplemented my eagerness to learn and influenced me to hone my career focus down to Aerospace Engineering. In August, I will attend the Schreyer Honors College at The Pennsylvania State University, pursuing that very major and looking forward to a future of innovation and mentorship. Thank you and the Uncommon Individual Foundation for all of your support.

Sincerely,

Himavath Jois

CURRENT PROJECTS

RV-12 BUILD

STUDENT BUILT SIMULATOR

ABOUT US

Stratus Aviation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) mentoring organization that encourages and enables people to pursue their aviation passions. 

The aeronautics programs are located at Wings Field, Blue Bell, Pa. and is comprised of students and professionals.

We meet every Saturday at hangar #2 between 10am and 3pm with the exception of hollidays.  We do not operate on a regular schedule during July and August due to vacations.
 

The students are from a variety of backgrounds ranging from Jr. High school to college level. The professionals include Dimitri Vassiliou (Founder of the program and lead mentor), pilots and aircraft mechanics; with a passion for aeronautics and mentoring they are changing lives. Together they are building a 2 seater, single engine RV-12 airplane as well as a flight simulator. There is also a family of drones that consist of a tricopter , quadcopter, and hexacopter. Their first airplane is set to be complete by September of 2016. 

For more information, please use the "CONTACT US" button located at the top of the page.

FIND US

1501 Narcissa Road

Blue Bell, PA 19422

610.864.8720

OPENING HOURS:


​​Saturday: 9am - 3pm

Contact us before coming out.
We do not operate standard hours during holidays.​

We are typically off July-August.

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DIMITRI VASSILIOU
FOUNDER / BOARD MEMBER

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FOUNDER / BOARD MEMBER

MICHAEL SCHULTZ
BOARD MEMBER

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