It all starts with a dream – or at least that is what one hears time and time again. But in 1878, when Orville and Wilbur Wright began testing flying machines at the ages of 7 and 11, that is definitely all it was. The only contraptions that could fly people were hot air balloons, which were not the most practical method of transportation.
Children affected by serious health challenges have challenges and dreams that far exceed aviation and flight. So what benefit can Flight1 provide? In Latin, confidence translates to “with trust and belief.” Through the joy of flight, Flight1 gives children the ability to trust and believe in themselves and their capabilities. Much like the Wright Brothers, after seeing that they have the confidence to take on, and master, a plane, their future challenges may be a little easier.
– Ellen Horn
(original – Oct. 2012)