Building Confidence in Children and Youth with Special Needs


The year is coming to a close and I want to thank all the volunteers and donors who helped inspire "can-do" attitudes and provide laughter and smiles on almost 500 kids with special needs. Challenge Air hosted 8 Fly Days with 88 volunteer pilots donating 360 hours of flight time and over $100,000!

In addition to hosting fly days in person, this past March we created a virtual reality fly day over the Palo Dura Canyon in Texas. Over 190 kids registered to receive their virtual reality fly day kit and the video was viewed by 517 kids and their families.

Thank you again for participating in Challenge Air for Kids & Friends. We look forward to a busy 2023!

Happy Holidays,

April Culver
CEO/ Executive Director
Watch the recap from the Conroe Fly Day!

Thanks again to the pilots, volunteers, sponsors, committee members and community for showing up and helping to make this a memorable day for our co-pilots and their families!

Year in Review

“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” ― Idowu Koyenikan
2023 (Spring/Summer) Fly Days

Here are the dates for the spring/summer fly days. We will announce registration soon as we are currently working on website updates.

January 28th- Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 1st – Mesquite, TX
April 22nd- Ft. Worth, TX
April 29th- Chattanooga, TN
June 17th – Spokane, WA

Hope to see you there!
Building Confidence Beyond the Flight!

It's always so much fun when former Co-Pilots become volunteers. Check out Ryan as he helps get the "runway" ready at the Denver Aviation Day!
Together We Give.

Thank you to all those who contributed so generously on GivingTuesday!

With your help, Challenge Air raised $3,500 to help build confidence and self esteem in children and youth with special needs.

These funds will help bring smiles to so many more kids and lasting memories for their families.

Thank you!

"I love seeing this community partnered with things that make a real difference in this world. This is where passion for aviation meets love for community." - The Pilot Wife Life
Spotlight on Co-Pilot "Jilly Bean" Jillian

Cheers and smiles can be found on the Challenge Air VIP red carpet. Watch "Jilly Bean" Jillian post flight.
Celebrating 30 Years!

Save The Date for the 30th Anniversary Gala on March 25th at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more information to follow.  
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