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Kids Flying Planes with disabilities or serious illnesses with Challenge Air!!!!

We are doing another Challenge Air Fly Day with the www.volunteerlove.com crew! Please join me for one of the most magical experiences you will ever have in your life! I will be posting many more volunteer events very soon but rsvp for this one asap or today for a day that will leave your heart full of hope and inspiration!!

I know it's a ways off but these slots fill up FAST! Please take time today to forward this to a friend or someone in need of a the feeling of gratitude you get from giving to others.

For Challenge Air's children with disabilities or serious illnesses, Fly Days make possibilities open up like the endless sky. What a life-changing travel experience at 1,500 feet in the air the children will take the controls and fly the airplane themselves and see that everything in life is possible.

We will take volunteers in shifts (7:30-noon, noon-5pm) . Challenge Air is requesting assistance with event set-up and break-down, registration, serving breakfast and lunch, attendants for bounce houses, crafts, face painting, etc. and most importantly each pilot will be assigned a team of three "Loaders" whose task it is to escort them to and from the plane, safely load and unload the children on the plane, and post flight escort them back to the red carpet cheer line where they are presented with their wings. Presently they have 30 pilots and they plan to have 100 children attend and we are setting our intentions for more. Last event I was at the cheerleading section cheering the kids while getting on and off the planes. I will be doing that again! It was a blast, but you can choose any position you want. You can also choose your shift or stay all day if you choose. Last event a pilot took some of us up to cruise around after the event was over and it was a blast! If you have a special needs child or know of one that would enjoy this event please complete the registration form on the Challenge Air website and invite them to our group. (Challenge Air Participant Registration) http://www.challengeair.com/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=7&extmode=cat&cat_id=1 If you are planning to attend this meet-up please complete the Volunteer registration form on the Challenge Air website to provide them with an accurate headcount. All volunteers will attend a presentation and then will break out into smaller groups for task specific orientation. You must register as a volunteer at their website..... Indicate that you are with Volunteer Love from meetup during the registration process. Registration Link: http://www.challengeair.com/registration/index.php This page will be updated for all the people that RSVP for more details on shifts and location. Please contact me here if you have any questions. I hope that you will be as excited as I am to participate in making these kids' dreams come true. Challenge Air Pilot Theron Wright explains, "Once we get up to altitude and turn the controls over to the children we ask, 'If you can fly this plane what can't you do?" But it's in the air that the transformation takes place. Once up to altitude it is the time for the child spread their wings in ways most never thought possible. The volunteer Challenge Air pilot assumes co-pilot status while the youngster takes over piloting the aircraft. Suddenly Theron's question becomes their own. "If I can fly this plane, what is there that can't I do?" Pilot Theron Wright measures success in smiles-per-mile. He and his colleagues at Challenge Air have logged more than 3,500 smiles with their unique approach to opening new vistas for children with disabilities. As their Ground Crew...let's measure our success in smiles-per-hour! Learn more about Challenge Air Events here: https://challengeair.com Space is limited so sign up today!

Share this amazing opportunity of Volunteer Love with your friends today. Many more events and some social meetups will also be posted very soon! Tim Gorts[masked]

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  • Lorinda T.

    LOL! It was nice talking to you too Scott. I learned a little about computers which is amazing even for me. And you learned there is an art to containing p***! LOL! Nurse humor. So sorry. But overall I give this event five stars because it was a worthwhile cause for the kids. The pilots and staff much applause to all of you. I have worked in institutionalized centers were adults with Cerabral Palsy, Spina Bfida, Auutism, and other major illnesses become nothing but a mere number. It is refreshing as a healthcare professional to see there are people who care..Thank you for allowing us to tag along even as spectators. Wish we could of done more but maybe next time.

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lol. P***. Y'all were awesome :)

      1 · November 2, 2013

    • Lorinda T.

      Lori it was nice to meet you too. I hope you look into the volunteer organization I mentioned , it is in Dallas working with children.

      November 2, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    It was a lot of fun!

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Due to a recent and unexpected family situation I need to cancel as well will be unable to attend.

    November 1, 2013

  • Judy W

    My daughter has strep throat & mine is getting scratching now too. Have to canx, don't want to get anyone sick. I hope you all have a great time!

    November 1, 2013

  • Linda R.

    Sorry...have to cancel out....have a double shift this weekend....was so looking forward to see happy faces. Hope all enjoy and be safe until next time.

    October 31, 2013

  • Judy W

    Thanks Tricia

    October 28, 2013

  • Judy W

    I was approved for the 2 Nov event by Challenge Air but it still wont let me register. I've emailed them but still no answer. I'm trying to volunteer for the am shift but don't know if I'm actually only any list at this point. Please advise.
    PS. I have nothing in SPAM.

    October 24, 2013

  • michael

    Carol -
    After you register for the site, go to the left side and click on the event schedule/register here link and then the link for the fort worth event. There you will have the options to register as a volunter

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When are the orientations?

    October 21, 2013

  • Karen F

    I LOVE the Challenge Air Organization....I am so glad they are doing it at Meacham again!!

    October 17, 2013

  • Lorinda T.

    I registered today. Looking forward to the event!

    2 · September 28, 2013

  • Nola S.

    I went to the link and registered but it did not say volunteer registration. I did a search on the site and got nothing. Any directions to be sure I'm registered?

    September 28, 2013

  • Linda R.

    Registered....looking forward to see BIG smiles

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring a therapy dog for extra smiles for the kids. I have ten years aviation experience.

    September 24, 2013

  • Carrie S.

    I registered myself & my daughter at the link provided but did not see a place to say volunteer or an actual sign up for time slots & duties. Will that be sent to us at another time or is there a link for that also? Thanks

    September 24, 2013

  • Michelle B.

    Not sure, but you may have me+1 already - just replied to email request, but I did register already - thanks!!

    September 24, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    How do I register on the site? I have tried but it didn't work

    August 29, 2013

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