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Offered through UVI CELL, Coral Wings is a new initiative in the U.S. Virgin Islands that introduces, educates, and trains high school students, ages 15* and older. The project creates and delivers a curriculum to prepare students to become Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV/drone) operators and/or private pilots. The program will provide training infrastructure, facilities, developmental programs, and sustainability through cooperation with local, regional, and national aviation stakeholders.Coral Wings aims to promote workforce development of underserved populations, providing clear and achievable pathways to careers in aviation.

Admission Requirements

Admission is offered to high school students ages 15* and older who have an interest in learning about aviation and acquiring certification. Students must be physically capable of participating in all activities. High standards of behavior and self-discipline are expected and students must abide by all program regulations.

*Students must be 16 (UAV/Drone) and/or 17 (Private Pilot) by August 1, 2024 to be eligible. For program information, email Program Coordinator at cell@uvi.edu or call 340.692.4230.

Program Details

  • Coral Wings Aviation is free for high school students ages 15* and up (see eligibility).
  • Two programs: UAV/ Drone Pilot and Private Pilot
  • To be eligible, students must be 16 yrs old for the UAV/Drone program and/or 17 yrs old for the Private Pilot program by August 1, 2024.
  • All students must submit a registration form including a video submission.
  • Coral Wings program will start in September 2023
  • Instruction and activities will be afterschool and/or during the weekend. Program schedule will be available soon.

Registration Information

Registration Form (JotForm)
Video Submission Form (sharepoint.com)

For More Information

Coral Wings Aviation Program Coordinator:
Janet Rosario janet.gonzalezrosario@uvi.edu