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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)