Taking to the sky with some very special kids
Whether it’s the desire to share our passion for flight, or the need to show compassion for our community, the Challenge Air program for kids and friends provides Jeppesen an opportunity to give back to others in a rather exceptional way. Challenge Air Fly Day, held at Centennial Airport in September, allowed 60 special needs children and youth to experience the thrill of flight with free 30-minute airplane rides flown by a group of local volunteer pilots, including members of Jeppesen Employee Flying Association (JEFA).
Challenge Air is a national non-profit organization that partners with local sponsors to host a “Fly Day” event for local special needs children. Highlights of the day include an educational ground school, the 30-minute flight, and other fun activities for families.
Challenge Air’s goal is to build self-esteem and confidence in special needs children and youth through the experience of flight.