Sky Kids ‘Fly Day’ comes to Scottsdale Airport

Sky Kids ‘Fly Day’ comes to Scottsdale Airport

Scottsdale Airport hosted its inaugural Sky Kids “Fly Day” event last month at Southwest Jet Center with Pinnacle Aviation. Sky Kids is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that offers special-needs youth in the Valley a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in a general aviation aircraft with an expert pilot, along with a parent or friend. Experiencing the wonders and enjoyment of flight allows each child to gain confidence and self-esteem by being “in command” of an amazing flying machine.

“We are honored to be a part of Scottsdale Airport’s first-ever Sky Kids event,” says Ken Casey, director of aircraft sales and acquisitions for Pinnacle Aviation. “Like most of our pilots, I, too, found my passion for aviation at a young age, and so we are thrilled to offer this opportunity to a group of incredible kids”

The Scottsdale event was an expansion of the program, which was previously held only in the spring at the Phoenix-Goodyear airport. Sky Kids is eager to continue extending this program, to give more special needs youth in the metro-Phoenix area a memorable opportunity to fly.
More: www.skykidsaz.org; www.pinnacleaviation.com