At last, spring is upon us! 🌸

Challenge Air completed its 3rd virtual fly day event on Saturday, March 5th. We had over 180 participants from over 15 different states.

A special 'thank you' to those who participated and donated to help make this event special.

We have included a link below if you missed the video. Join Pilot Glenn as he takes off on a tour around the Palo Dura Canyons.

We are excited to be planning our next in-person fly day events. You can find a link to register and read about other happenings in this month's newsletter.

With much appreciation,
April Culver, CEO/Executive Director
Watch the Virtual Flight High Above the
Palo Dura Canyons!
click the link below

"This is a huge motivational opportunity that we truly appreciate! THANK YOU!!!"
- Alice (Co-Pilot Parent)
QSC Gives Back

Executive Director/CEO, April Culver, had a fun-filled evening with Hodes Company in Sarasota, FL last month.

April attended a fundraising reception at the QSC (Quality Service Contractors) community meeting by PHCC (Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association) to benefit Challenge Air for Kids and Friends.

A special thank you to Hodes Company for hosting the reception that raised $6,525! Since 2011, PHCC/QSC has giving $97,216 to help uplift children with special needs to new heights.
In-Person Fly Day Schedule

McKinney, TX- April 2nd
Ft Lauderdale, FL- April 23rd
Tyler, TX - May 14
Chattanooga, TN - May 21
Spokane, WA - June 25
Kansas City, MO - September 10
Denver, CO - October 1
Conroe, TX - November 12

We've Got Seats to Fill.
Bring Your Leadership to the Table.
Challenge Air has been blessed with an outstanding fly day committee for our past Denver events.

We are now seeking new leadership to fill those shoes.

If you would like to take a more active role in leading the upcoming Denver Fly Day, please reach out to Juliet Siddons at or 214-351-3353 for more details.
Update on Harley

Growing FAST, Harley is now 14 weeks old!
You might get a chance to see the newest Challenge Air mascot at an upcoming local Fly Day event.

Executive Director/CEO, April Culver, is a puppy raiser for one Star Volunteer Chapter - Canine Companions®.

Ms Harley VII is a golden retriever/ black lab mix.

April will train her for the next 2 years and then pass her on to the next training chapter in her quest to be a highly trained assistance dog to someone with disabilities free of charge!
Calling all Pilots!
Expand your '$100 Hamburger Run' and register for a Challenge Air Fly Day.

Donate your time to fly for Challenge Air for Kids and Friends. Help build confidence and self-esteem in children and youth with special needs through the gift of flight. 

When you sign up to fly at one of our local Fly Days, you will experience something you did not dream possible. We often call our Challenge Air Pilots the ones who make the “magic happen”. Without YOU, there is no Challenge Air. 
Adopt a Co-Pilot!
You can change the way a child sees their disability by lifting their spirits and encouraging them to believe in themselves. All it takes is a donation. We have the power to do great in the lives of these children.

You can help by donating $125 to adopt one co-pilot attending a Challenge Air Fly Day event.

Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift flight. Since 1993, we have been committed to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs.
Spotlight on Alex
Meet Co-Pilot Alex! ✈️

"Thank you so much for this amazing [virtual] opportunity! Alex had a blast!

He participated at the Mesquite Flight last year, so we asked him what was the best part of every experience.

He loved the Mesquite event because he was able to actually drive the plane, use the controls, “feel the plane”!

He loved the Virtual event because he was able to visit other places and he could do it twice in a row!!

This is a huge motivational opportunity that we truly appreciate! THANK YOU!!!"- Alice

A special thanks to all who participated in the Challenge Air Virtual Fly Day event this weekend.
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