The Virtual Fly Day was an amazing success!  451 kids, from 21 states (including states we have never reached before) registered and earned their wings.  More than 150 of these co-pilots were new to Challenge Air. THANK YOU to so many volunteers and supporters who made the videos, packed boxes for the kids, provided financial support, and put on a great day!  Clearly, we have found a great new tradition and outreach.  My favorite moment?  When a parent posted that her non-verbal, autistic child just smiled and said, “Mommy, I am flying a plane!”

I am busy right now connecting with Fly Day Committees and filling up the calendar for fall and winter with actual Fly Days.  We are so excited to have a plan to be back in the air with our kids and families and volunteers!  Watch for dates and cities in the next newsletter. 

We have worked hard and planned well to make it through a pandemic year. THANK YOU for the financial support to keep going. Now we are ready to take off!  And your support is needed more than ever. Help us to gear up and get going for the best new year in Challenge Air’s history. 

This has been a long year for everyone. I hope your skies are getting brighter. And I look forward to seeing you, in person, at a Fly Day Event soon. 


April Culver, CEO/Executive Director
A Special Thanks to Those Who Sponsored a Co-Pilot!
The smiling faces on our co-pilots are absolutely priceless! Watch a recap of our first virtual fly day below. Click the link.
"There are so many joy bringers that are lighting our kids up and helping them grow their confidence in all areas of life. Thank you Challenge Air for providing this wonderful experience."- Darlene G
Teamwork makes the Dream Work!
A special shout out the volunteers, staff, parents and special guests who helped pull the virtual fly day event together.

From the words of Debbie Allen, "But out of limitations comes creativity". What started out as an idea blossomed into an event touching the homes of over 450 children with special needs.
We Want to Hear From YOU!
The excitement surrounding our first virtual fly day is overwhelming.

Did you miss registration? Tell us, if we held another event in late spring, would you be interested in signing up your child with special needs to experience the gift of flight virtually?

Click the link below to take a short survey.
Co-Pilot Spotlight
"Landon's first experience with Challenge Air was October 7,2017. No words can express what Challenge Air did for my family that day. We needed that boost. That day I saw smiles back on the faces of the guy that I love so very much. We were able to clear our minds of the stress and enjoy this day with my lil Hero.

I thank each and every one of you. 

We really enjoyed the virtual fly day. It was really fun. We appreciate all that made this happen."- Sonja M
“Awesome experience! My son, Tyler, who is virtually non-verbal told me he is “flying in the airplane!” 
- Michelle G
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