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Strengthening Communities by inspiring Heroes

Welcome to the Forgotten Heroes Foundation!

The Forgotten Heroes Foundation is a non-profit organization headquartered in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and is dedicated to helping local communities by strengthening education for children in STEM and history thereby providing a strong foundation for the future.

FHF was founded and is directed by a diverse panel of successful professionals with aviation, business, and technology development expertise. The Foundation uses the exciting field of aviation to provide context and educational opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and through the study of the lives of pioneering heroes in science and aviation helps others discover the hero within themselves

FHF STEM Day at the Hangar

Forgotten Heroes Foundation hosted students from Park Place School in Norfolk, Va for unique STEM events. During the events middle schoolers learned about the engineering design process, participated in computer programming projects, built prototype technology, and were able to test prototypes while flying in FHF aircraft. It was an educational and enlightening experience for all.

Local Students Visit Foundation

Local students had a chance to learn how youngsters not much older than they learned to prepare for WWII in a plane like the Foundation’s Boeing Stearman. Students got the opportunity to sit in it, examine the control surfaces and engine and listen to a Foundation pilot explain the flight training programs of the times. Each student recieved a model of a WWII trainer aircraft to take home with them

We Are People Who Love Airplanes, History, and Sharing Our Passion With Youngsters

In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it’s more important than ever that our nation’s youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering and math—disciplines collectively known as STEM. If we want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers have the ability to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, building students’ skills, content knowledge, and fluency in STEM fields is essential. We must also make sure that, no matter where children live, they have access to quality learning environments. A child’s zip code should not determine their STEM fluency. — U.S. Department of Education

For the academic and community institutions the Foundation was founded to serve we supply external curriculum enrichment resources. We know that we love historically significant airplanes and talking about them but we also know that, for most of us, teaching middle school youngsters was not in our training. The Foundation, therefore, depends on the schools who take advantage of the resources we offer to make STEM (and the associated concepts), concrete and approachable. A picture is worth a thousand words but being able to see a mathematical, engineering or scientific principle in action cannot be put into words.