A Little Bit of Confidence

Can you help a child join the Victor Squad? We are so excited to offer this opportunity to build the confidence of kids whose health does not allow them to take part in our flight programming. When you sponsor a Victor Squad stuffed animal, it will travel the country with pilots from our partner, Jet Linx. We will take photos …

Shawn

This month we have been telling you about our first three Courageous Flier mentors. Each of them had a serious health challenge affect their family. Each of these three happened to lose a parent. Not all of the children in Flight1 have lost a mother or father, but this can bring an added level of confidence loss for kids. Shawn …

Tommy

Tommy is a kind, friendly, easy-going kid. He laughs and jokes, and you’d never guess that he has dealt with more in his life than many adults.  Tommy and his mom were making it on their own, after the sudden loss of his father. One of Tommy’s anchors in life is participating in the Boy Scouts of America. He and …

Grace

Grace knew flying was in her blood. She had grown up thinking of aviation in relation to her father, a professional pilot. Her mom took photos of her trying to wear her dad’s pilot gear. Of course, she was swimming in the adult size clothes, but she couldn’t have known what significance those trappings of flight would come to have. …

Zionsville Community

. . As a Zionsville business professionals what do you want? . If the answer is customers who buy your service, customers who buy into your business culture, and customers who refers to you as a community partner, then I have a suggestion for you.   My name is Marcus Strawhorn and I am the Executive Director for this charity …

Fifth Grader – No Problem.

December 5th Flight1 will give a local burn victim the gift of flight. Samantha, a 5th grader from Greenburg, IN logged her first flight simulator hours on Monday November 16. Her mother, Kim, says that the family came across Flight1 while at an air show. “We’ve always been an airshow family,” Sam’s mother says. Given the excitement Sam showed while …

Does One Day Make A Difference?

Next Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Flight1 is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Last year, more than 27,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. There are many …

Flight1 Exhibits at the 9th Annual Open House, Fly-In, and Air Race

It was a crisp summer morning, and the sun bathed the spacious runway of the Indianapolis Executive Airport in golden hues. Ordinarily, it might seem strange to see so many people—parents and their children of all ages—wandering the airport runway that is usually reserved for airplanes and motor vehicles. But that day, on August 1, Montgomery Aviation was hosting the …