THE GIFT OF FLIGHT

EXPOSURE, OPPORTUNITY & ACCESS

THE AERAN FOUNDATION MISSION

The Aeran Foundation exists to give extraordinary people the gift of flight as a reward for their existing unique abilities, but also as a catalyst for gifted individuals to learn how to master their own fate and see how taking full responsibility in just one, though special endeavor leads to great reward and gives them a blueprint for moving positively through the world.

Man Preparing to Fly a Plane

The Overview Program

Named after The Overview Effect, often reported by astronauts, is a cognitive shift in the awareness that arises during space flight.

The Overview program seeks a similar shift in it's students by providing them with the ability to fly. 

The plight of a gifted, but disadvantaged young adult.  You can see it in their eyes: an extraordinary awareness, skill, ability, nuance or boldness, yet you know that time may not be kind.  Really gifted young adults have a limited duration to leverage their unique abilities and many, if left to hard circumstances, will lose their gifts to cynicism, or worse, they might dissolve over time into a great ideology of discontent and the logics of ennui will erode them, and that will be that—they’ll be scraped to the great void of mediocrity.  But, for a select few, there might be another way.  Flying, learning to be a pilot, is a greater gift than just soaring aloft.  All aviators will tell you it changes you.  The journey to your first flight, your first solo, requires an elevation of mind and responsibility.  It gives you new beauty, for sure, but the training asks that you become a leader, the leader of the airplane, the master of your fears, the acceptance of your ability, and the character to take the reins of your own fate.  Every flight requires this.  The Aeran Foundation exists to give extraordinary people the gift of flight as a reward for their existing unique abilities, but also as a catalyst for gifted individuals to learn how to master their own fate and see how taking full responsibility in just one, though special endeavor leads to great reward and gives them a blueprint for moving positively through the world.  

 

- Sean Aeran 

Framed Photography from Recent Journeys