The mission of the Friends of Fernandina Aviation is to help the United States regain a leadership role in the advancement of global science and technology. FOFA intends to help our country meet this challenge through the promotion of Aerospace/Aviation Education and the development of student and public understanding and appreciation for the vital role that Aerospace/Aviation plays in our everyday lives.
The organizational goal of the Friends of Fernandina Aviation is to help increase public knowledge of Aerospace/Aviation through:
- Education Scholarships
- Community Outreach
- Aerospace/Aviation Education for Schools
- Career Days
Our organization supports and promotes the continuing improvement, modernization and development of the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, helping to educate the public on the importance of this critical asset for the local community. We remind the public that our Airport is not only a gateway to Amelia Island and Nassau County, but also an essential economic engine to the continued growth and development of our region, as well as a critical recovery element in the event we experience a natural disaster that could isolate the island community from the mainland. An upcoming project of the FOFA is to provide an entrance display for the Fernandiina Beach Municipal Airport, consisting of a 3/4 scale F-4U “Corsair” aircraft in a small memorial park. This would serve as a visible reminder of the Airport’s history during WWII when it was an “outlying field-OLF” for NAS Jacksonville supporting Corsair pilot training. The FOFA plans to initate a capital campaign to fund this project.