Building confidence as a child is often one of the most difficult parts of growing up. For those coping with the impacts of a serious illness, this process can be even more difficult.
Flight1’s Courageous Fliers program is aimed at helping children who have been diagnosed with a serious illness or are dealing with the death of an immediate family member due to illness.
Flight1’s program gives kids between the ages of 5 and 18 the chance to experience the joy of flight with the assistance of certified flight instructors. Children utilize state-of-the-art flight simulators and learn the basics of flight safety, weather preparation and aircraft inspection. After completing training, the child can take control of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk under guidance from a Flight1 Certified Flight Instructor. Children can learn at their own pace, in a fun and community driven environment.
Through the life-changing experience of flying and the Flight1’s community support system, children are able to see firsthand how they can accomplish their goals and develop their confidence.
For more information visit their website: http://flight1.org/