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Mesquite, TX Fly Day

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Mesquite, TX Fly Day scheduled for October 9th, 2021

Mesquite Metro Airport
1340 Airport Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75181
Coming to your first Fly Day as a participant, volunteer or pilot? Click here for a preview of the fun day ahead!

Co-pilots are welcome to wear a halloween costume to this event, providing that it does NOT interfere with flying the plane or have to be removed in order to fit in the aircraft.

Challenge Air takes the health and safety of our pilots, co-pilots, family members and volunteers very seriously.  Challenge Air follows local and national guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at all events. For the safety of everyone, regardless of vaccination status, Challenge Air is recommending that all volunteers and participants wear a mask throughout the event.
All event participants will meet outside when appropriate, and maintain a social distance to mitigate the spread of COVID.  We also ask all pilots to sanitize cockpits before and after each mission.  The hangar will be cleaned periodically throughout the day in high-traffic areas.  Access to hand sanitizer and restrooms for hand-washing will be available.  If a community is experiencing a COVID breakout, the event would be postponed to a safer date.

Virtual Fly Day

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Registration is now CLOSED. Join our newsletter here to learn about future events. 
 
Children and youth with special needs between the ages of 7 and 21 are invited to join us virtually on YouTube Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at 12pm CST. This event will be limited to the first 400 NEW participants. 
 
Each registered co-pilot will receive a virtual reality kit with a VR headset, Challenge Air T-shirt, wings and certificate prior to the event kick-off. 
 
A few more details below:
 
Using 360 -degree cameras mounted to the inside and outside of an aircraft, Pilot Glenn will take each co-pilot through the skies of Dallas, TX just as if they were seated next to the pilot. With the use of a Virtual Reality headset, the co-pilot will have the ability to place a smartphone in the headset and look through to experience the flight. The video is recorded to react to the viewer’s movement. If the child looks up, the video looks up. If the child looks out the window, the video looks out the window.
 

This event is offered at absolutely no cost to our co-pilots through the generosity of our donors. We are always in need of financial donations to get events like this off the ground. Big or small- every little bit helps. Consider making a voluntary $20 donation so we can continue to do great things in the lives of these children.

Donate here

A special thank you to ARCIS Golf & Brian K. Maginness Charitable Trust for sponsoring this event. 

GivingTuesday

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Challenge Air for Kids and Friends needs your support. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
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We invite you to join in the movement and help us build self-esteem and confidence in children and youth with special needs.
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