You have a question, we have the answer. Here’s a list of the most commonly asked questions with our answers. Contact us to learn more about Challenge Air.
1. What is the age range of the kids who can fly?
7 - 21 years of age.
2. Does a parent or guardian have to fly with them?
3. How can I get Challenge Air to come to my area?
First, please review our mission and program goals to find out if your city is a fit for our qualifications.
Second, if you believe your organization or program satisfies our goals, you should then submit a complete application
to be considered. Applications should detail out why you feel the Challenge Air program is a good fit for your city.
In order to be considered for a “Fly Day” program in your city, applications will be reviewed bi-annually on April 1st
(for events to be held during the 1st
quarters of the following year) and October 1st
(for events to be held during the 3rd
quarters of the following year). Each locales application will be submitted to the Challenge Air programs committee and reviewed.
Once you are chosen as a select city, the terms will be formalized in a letter of understanding. The letter of understanding will outline Challenge Air’s expectations for a “Fly Day” and details Challenge Air’s commitment to your programs success.
If you have questions concerning your particular qualifications and want to submit a letter of inquiry prior to preparing an application, you may do so. Any letter of inquiry should include a summary of your request and the impact it could have on the people served. After reviewing the letter, Challenge Air staff can assess whether or not your organization should continue the application process based on your qualifications. Preliminary meetings are discouraged.
Thank you in advance for your interest in our program!
4. Does it cost money to fly?
No, the event is free for all families.
5. How many people can fly on the plane?
Each co-pilot can bring a parent or guardian and one sibling or friend – a total of three plus the pilot.
6. Is there a weight limit?
Yes, each flyer must not exceed 250 pounds.
7. Does Challenge Air require medical proof of participants disability?
8. How can I volunteer?
The website has a volunteer registration tab for you to sign up for each event.
9. What are the pilot requirements?
Each pilot must have 500 pilot in command hours, current medical, FAA license and proof of insurance.
10. Where are you located?
The headquarters are located at:
8001 Lemmon Ave., Suite 280,
Dallas, TX 75209