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Research, design and implement techniques to enhance spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical capabilities.


Provide a platform for anyone passionate about health & wellness, performance optimization, aviation and medicine to improve.   


Become the global leader in performance optimization and character development.

"On April 4th, 2018 the world lost Major Stephen Del Bagno (Thunderbird #4) due to in-flight physiological complications. Using systems thinking and performance enhancing strategies, Grind to Fly Inc was created to mitigate similar tragedies in the future, increase awareness and knowledge of aerospace physiology, and to help other people excel. By applying these strategies, people from all walks of life are better equipped to handle the demands of work stress, athletic competition, combat deployment, terminal illness, etc. Grind to Fly doesn't just prepare you to win the state championship, get into medical school, or fly a fighter jet at 9x the force of gravity... it prepares you for life."
-Santiago Garcia, President & Founder of Grind to Fly Inc

Non-Profit Corporation Endorsed by the Department of Defense

Grind to Fly is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. All earnings and donations are directly reinvested back into the organization for research and development, scholarships, and enrichment opportunities.

Grind to Fly coaches, counsels, and prepares high school, college, and professional athletes, medical doctors, software engineers, student pilots, cargo pilots, fighter pilots, special tactics members, and countless others for the toughest challenges of their lives.

In 2018, Grind to Fly was selected to develop a unique training protocol for pilots in the United States Air Force. This funding provided ample support for Grind to Fly to continue research and ultimately publish The Grind to Fly System: An Introduction to Elite Aviation Fitness. This training program is currently used by hundreds of pilots across the country to elevate performance.

In 2021, Grind to Fly assisted hundreds of Combat Airmen in preparing their bodies and minds for the stressful demands of Close Air Support.  Grind to Fly worked alongside research specialists from the University of Florida College of Human Performance, and USAF Fighter Pilots to publish The 23d Fighter Group Pre-Flight Manual for Human Performance. Grind to Fly continues to strengthen ties with pilots from all communities, key personnel in aviation human factors, aerospace medicine and orthopedic physicians, and professional psychologists.

Currently, our team works to serve those that put it all on the line. Our unique training protocol developed through years of research is undeniably working towards the betterment of humanity. Whether you seek the competitive edge, want to regain mental clarity, or simply wish to shed those last few pounds of stubborn belly fat, our team is here to help. For even the most extreme and unique research & development requests, Grind to Fly Inc is ready to help you optimize performance and find your true self.

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Grind to Fly provides the skills, knowledge, and resources to: 


  • Regulate and reduce the effects of common altitude related illnesses. 

  • Acclimate to adverse and rapidly changing environments.

  • Manage and mitigate human-factors related errors. 

  • Take control of the mind and body under high G-Forces.

  • Explore aviation/human-factors technologies and potential impacts on operators. 

Peak Performance

  • Set and achieve goals.

  • Manage the four energy dimensions. 

  • Eliminate self-imposed stress. 

  • Develop rituals for success that are unique to the individual.

  • Overcome adversity and traumatic events.

  • Better understand one's purpose. 

Health & Wellness

  • Develop elite and sustainable dietary habits. 

  • Tailor functional fitness to the individual's needs/goals. 

  • Reduce inflammation.

  • Rapidly increase hydration. 

  • Prevent respiratory and circulatory health complications. 

  • Strengthen the spinal column and cord. 

  • Increase range of motion in various areas of the body. 

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