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Challenge Air For Kids and Friends
a/k/a: Challenge Air
7363 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75235
The Challenge Air for Kids and Friends is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing motivational, occupational, recreational, and educational therapy to disabled, disadvantaged, and seriously ill children through the experience of flight with a disabled pilot free of charge. Challenge Air was established in 1993 by a pilot who lost the use of his legs when his plane crashed while returning from a combat mission over Vietnam. The purpose of the flights is to provide enjoyable experiences and to demonstrate that the human spirit can prevail over any physical or mental obstacle. Challenge Air organizes daylong events that allow groups of children to enjoy motivational flights, food, and other fun. Events have included handicapped athletic groups, therapy programs, social service organizations, and more. A typical Challenge Air fly day serves more than 150 children and their families. Each program is underwritten by individual, corporate, and philanthropic donations. Challenge Air has flown over 4,000 children in 15 states as well as Canada. Challenge Air has several materials available including brochures, pamphlets, videos, and a newsletter.
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