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Annual Hangar Dance

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When: October 24, 2015 7:00- 10:00 pm
Where: Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 75209

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Annual Hangar Dance benefitting challenge air for kids & friends

Please join us on Saturday, October 24, 2015 to celebrate Challenge Air’s 2nd Annual Hangar Dance. It’s a theme party so wear your WWII and airline period clothing. There will be food, drinks, live music, plane displays and a silent/live auction. This will be a great opportunity to show off your Big Band era dance moves, meet new and old friends, support Challenge Air and have fun!

Cost: $75/person or sponsorships available $500 – $10,000
Entertainment: Nobles of Note www.noblesofnote.com

Cherished Memories

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“Thanks to Challenge Air our daughter Eme was able to go on her very first flight. We are very thankful to all of the volunteers that made this amazing day possible. Eme has kept an eye to the sky and has pointed out every airplane she spots ever since her flight. She’s even learned her own version of sign language for airplane to tell us when she spots one. Challenge Air created a special memory for Eme and we will cherish that forever, thank you.”
-Tyler Pierce (F1)

A Beautiful Day

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“I just had to write and thank you so very much for the gift of flight Challenge Air gave to my Grandsons. It was an absolutely beautiful day and this had to be one of the most thoughtful gifts I can think of for them to have received. You see one of them has Downs Syndrome, complicated by heart conditions that make it impossible for him to fly on a commercial flight in a pressurized cabin.

He is also extremely hard of hearing and communicates by using sign language, which he has not stopped signing “Airplane” since he got off the plane. My other grandson was horribly afraid of heights, but they both had a wonderful experience thanks to their pilot, Ian. I did not catch Ian’s last name but I’m sure you keep records of these events, if there is any way for me to obtain maybe an e-mail address, I would love to contact him in person to thank him one more time for what he did for our boys. He was a wonderful pilot and all of you are wonderful people for everything you do. We look forward to flying with you as many times as we can. “For everything I get to do like the other boys, I get to be a real boy.”
-The Standridge Family (F2)

Up and Away

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“My son has flown with Challenge Air in the DFW area several times. When he first started, he could not sit in the pilot or co-pilot seat. Now, he has flown the plane several times thanks to several wonderfully patient pilots. I cannot begin to express the joy and pride on his face getting on the plane, flying and leaving the plane to enjoy all to the cheers from the crowd of devoted volunteers! It brings joy to my heart and tears to my eyes every time! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
-Karen and Matthew (F3)

KTBC Fox 7 Austin

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It was a big day for a group of visually impaired teens in Austin. They were able to head up into the sky with the Texas non-profit, Challenge Air. The group mainly operates through volunteers who want to share their love for airplanes. So far they’ve had more than 30,000 special needs kids and teens hop into their planes, some even get to fly them.

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/25847981/challenge-air-gives-teens-gift-of-flight
-KTBC Fox 7 Austin -Austin 2014

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