Sky Kids Take Flight In Scottsdale


Achen-Gardner is proud to have been a sponsor and volunteer at the Sky Kids Fly Day Event For Special Kids held at Scottsdale Municipal Airport on Nov. 7.

The Sky Kids event gave more than 100 children with special needs an opportunity to fly in a general aviation aircraft with an expert pilot along with a parent or friend to experience the wonders and enjoyment of flight. It was a fun day on the ground too, with face painting, a BBQ lunch, Star Wars characters, yo-yo champions, helper dogs, clowns, aircraft displays, and much more. This is the second time a fall Sky Kids Fly Day Event has been hosted at the Scottsdale Municipal Airport in addition to the annual spring event at Phoenix-Goodyear Airport. Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made this year's Scottsdale Fly Day Event possible.

    Event Statistics
  • Pilots: 30
  • Volunteers: More than 200
  • Sky Kids flown: 114
  • Total flights at the event: 117
  • Family/friends flown: 182
  • Volunteers flown: 24
  • Total persons flown: 320
  • Hamburgers consumed: 390
  • Hotdogs consumed: 280
  • Cookies consumed: 800
  • Number of smiles: Too many to count

Visit the Sky Kids Facebook page for more photos of the November 7th event.

For more information visit the Sky Kids website at:

Mark your calendar, the next Sky Kids Fly Day Event will be at the Lux Air Jet Center at the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport on April 9, 2016.