Sky Kids fly day wrap up

For the seventh year in a row, Achen-Gardner sponsored and volunteered at the Sky Kids Fly Day Event For Special Kids held at Phoenix-Goodyear Airport. This year’s event took place on April 7, 2018. Sky Kids provides 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. Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made this year’s event possible! Event highlights included:

  • 85 Sky Kids flown (308 total passengers on 141 individual flights)
  • 185 family members
  • 38 volunteers
  • Fire and police department displays
  • Cheerleaders
  • Craft activities
  • Origami exhibition
  • Star Wars characters
  • Clowns
  • Helper dogs
  • A fairy princess
  • A special appearance by Howler from the Arizona Coyotes
  • A fantastic barbeque lunch
  • Several lucky volunteers even got to ride in a vintage Stearman 2-seater biplane.

To learn more about Sky Kids visit their website.