Praise for Air Group One's A-STEM program


Good Morning!

I want to extend my sincerest thanks to each and every one of you for volunteering to make Friday's trip possible. The kids and I had an amazing day, one we will all never forget. The day was full of learning and action, what more could a teacher ask for! A special thank you to our volunteer pilots, the students' flying experience is one they will never, ever forget! At 5:00pm smiles were still peeled across their faces when we got back to school. I truly appreciate all the time, effort and organization that went into making the day extra special, thank you again!

Kellie Larsen

AVID Coordinator/Teacher; Cheer Advisor & Counseling Intern
Point Loma High School
2335 Chatsworth Blvd


From student Kimberley J.

Dear Mr.Tellez,

My name is Kimberly J., I am one of the students that visited the museum last Friday from Point Loma High School. I wanted to thank you for giving me that tasty lunch after I didn't feel so well after flying. I really thought it was amazing how we had much in common (sitting in the bench eating fruit...)
I was mesmerized when you told us that you flew the one, and only Nixon. I forgot to tell you that Nixon was my favorite president (that was my favorite chapter in the history textbook... such a scandalous man...)... I think its amazing that you flew him... that technically makes you famous!... are you sure you didn't hear anything or do anything about Watergate? :)

Once again, thank you for showing us around the museum. I think I know a little too much about planes now... its cool!


From student Angelica P.

Hello John Telles,

My name is Angelica P. from AVID at Point Loma High. I just wanted to take some time to thank you so very much for organizing our field trip to Gillespie Field. It was an amazing experience for me and I learned so much about planes and the history of them in America. I have a new found interest in Aviation, and that field trip will be something that will stick with me forever, so thank you again. I had a wonderful time!


From student Maria S.

Hello Tom (John),

I just wanted to thank you on the wonderful experience that you granted to our junior and senior class of AVID.I was very fortunate to have the opportunity of flying and getting hands on experience, although I was terrified I enjoyed it . The fieldtrip was definitely ,overall an experience that I will never forget. I just want to thank you for taking time out of your day to teach us how aviation works. This unforgettable experience will remain with me for the rest of my life all thanks to you.