FLORIDA FLIGHT HISTORY & SUCCESS

Welcome to the Florida Flight History & Success page. The story of the Flight is unique. Almost all successful sports teams have large financial backers with very deep pockets, oftentimes in the millions. That was not the case for the Flight.

Approaching season 8, the Florida Flight is one of the most tenured minor league basketball teams in the United States. It's also one of very few teams to successfully utilize a grassroots approach towards establishing a successful team both on and off the court. Operated with a Christian World view and centered by the mission statement, which is to "Utilize the platform of professional basketball to invest in the lives of others, the Flight has succeeded in consistently taking progressive steps forward despite being launched in one of the worst economic recessions in the past few decades.

Most of the success of the Flight is the result of valuing the opportunity to invest in people.  From helping players to grow and develop their basketball careers, providing a high quality platform for talented basketball players to continue playing after college, giving sports enthusiasts seeking to work in the sports and entertainment field an opportunity to gain quality professional basketball experience, creating a place for referees to garner experience refereeing at the professional level, to the countless community outreach that encourages and inspires others to pursue excellence and to take their dreams seriously, the Flight has proven it is more than just an affordable, family-friendly professional basketball team.

13 players have gone on from the Flight to experience basketball at the international level.

 

 

 

If you are familiar with the Florida Flight, you know our mission statement:

UTILIZE THE PLATFORM OF PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL TO INVEST IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS!

We've accomplished a lot since our first game in 2010:

- 2010 World Basketball Association (WBA): Tied for a 2nd place finish

- 2010: Launched our 1st Annual Holiday Toy Drive game

- 2011: Special game appearance by former NBA Player Christian Laettner

- 2011 Continental Basketball League (CBL): Southern Division Champions,  CBL Championship Runner-up

- 2012: Launch J's for A's program; select first ever winner

- 2013: Cast alongside former NBA Champion Rick Fox in A&E network episode of The Glades (episode The GLADE-IATORS)

- 2014: Launch Not Afraid to Fly Mentorship program

- 2014: Play first ever exhibition game at the Amway Center, home of the NBA's Orlando Magic

- 2014: Play Team CSR, an international team from Guadalupe.

- 2014: First time we collected over 1,000 toys for the Children's Home Society of Central FL at our Holiday Toy Drive game

- 2015: Host our FBA season home opener at the Amway Center

- 2015: Former NBA Player Kenny Anderson participates in our 6th Annual Holiday Toy Drive event

- 2015: Back-to-back years of collecting over 1,000 toys at our Holiday Toy Drive game. 

- 2016: Play Chinese National team

- 2016: 2nd place finish in the FBA (5-3 FBA record...9-5 record overall, FBA and non-FBA oponents)

As you can see, we've accomplished a lot, both on and off the court. In order to take things to the next level, we need a little "BOOST"! Our vision is to grow our fan base to a level where we can eventually play all of our games at the Amway Center. In order to do this, we've launched our #RunwayToAmway Booster Club. Here are the specifics:


 

CAPTAIN: $100

 

• Name, photo, and website link of choice on Flight Booster section

• Customized Flight T-Shirt with choice of player name and number on back

Autographed Team Photo

• Name acknowledgment on Flight Booster section

• 20% off individual ticket/merchandise purchase

CO-PILOT: $50

 

• Name and photo on Flight Booster section

• Flight Booster T-shirt

• Autographed Team Photo

• Name acknowledgment on Flight Booster section

• 20% off individual ticket/merchandise purchase

 

NAVIGATOR: $25

 

• Autographed Team Photo

• Name acknowledgment on Flight Booster section

TOWER CONTROLLER: $10

 

• Name acknowledgment on Flight Booster section

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO PURCHASE A FLIGHT BOOSTER,
EMAIL:
BOOSTERS@FLIGHTHOOPS.COM