Monday, May 29, 2017 08:30 AM


The Chattanooga Choo Choo Senior Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol supported the 2017 first annual Challenge Air Fly Day event at Wilson Air on Saturday.

Challenge Air, a nationwide non-profit organization, plans and facilitates Fly Day Events to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift of flight. By eliminating the belief that they are limited, the children can grow to their full potential. They are given the opportunity to find courage within themselves and build in areas where they lack self-esteem.

Furthermore, opening up more doors to possibilities by allowing the children to see if they can fly a plane, then they can do anything.There were over 40 children and their family members, who received a flight from a local pilot that had volunteered their time and plane. Before a flight, the child and their family attended Pilot Ground School, where they learned about basic aviation safety and familiarization. After ground school, they met with their pilot and load team members, who assisted them down a red carpet towards the aircraft. After the flight, the children received their Wings and a Pilot Certificate. It was an exciting day for everyone, especially the children and their families. ...

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