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A little something about Sky Kids

About us

In June of 2011, a small group of compassionate men and women in the aviation community had an idea to use their skill to bring a fabulous and educational experience to children who don't otherwise have a fun day. They found others with the same compassion and dedication to their community and desire to help children with Special Needs in a way that most others cannot. They met, filled out a few forms, got the support of some very generous sponsors, cities and airports, and Sky Kids was born.

The first Fly Day Event was April 14, 2012 at the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport were they flew almost 50 families with Special Needs children. Since that date, Sky Kids has grown to include Fly day Events at the Scottsdale Airport and most recently at the Chino Airport in California. Sky Kids now enjoys flying more than 250 families with Special Needs children at there locations every year.

Sky Kids offers to 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. The children will gain confidence and self esteem by being "in command" of these amazing machines.

Sky Kids is an Arizona tax exempt and IRS 501c(3) charity dedicated to providing children and youths in the Valley of the Sun with special needs the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build self esteem and confidence through the unique experience of flight.

We provide this experience through the dedication, compassion and kindness of our many volunteers, donors, sponsors and supporters who enjoy the rewards of a warm heart ... and seeing the children smile from ear to ear.

MISSION STATEMENT

SKY KIDS, INCORPORATED mission is dedication to work in cooperation with communities and other organizations that offer disabled or special needs children with a venue to build self esteem and confidence through the unique experience of flight. This is accomplished by dedicated and compassionate volunteer pilots and ground support persons along with donations and sponsors making it possible to offer the children an opportunity to experience flight in a general aviation aircraft; offering them the prospect to appreciate that they can control a complex machine.