Jimmy Abdallah / Dream Pilot

“It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you can instill a bit of happiness into the lives of people that are facing such adversity. I’m honored to be a part of this organization and am so thankful for all the hard work that you all have done to make this possible.”

Kate Martinez / Cadet Flyer

“Above the Clouds has changed my life because they have shown me that there are always new opportunities in every direction. I never thought that I could learn to fly a plane but I took a chance and learned to believe in myself as much as they believed in me.”

Greg Bongiorno / Dream Flight Pilot

“ATC is changing lives by taking the underutilized, dynamic world of general aviation and channeling those resources towards fostering happiness and exploration to young individuals that could have never imagined such an experience.”

Tara Keating / Volunteer

“ATC is giving children who are facing hardship new perspective (literally). It is bringing them joy, hope and the realization that they can do anything (including learning to fly a plane)!”

Bill McGonagle / Dream Flight Pilot

“One of the most memorable experiences I’ve had with ATC was receiving an email from the mother of one of my Dream Flyers. His Dad had recently passed away. When we flew I said, “I bet your Dad is out there sitting on the wing.” Her email indicated that our flight was a life changing experience for her son.”

Erika Tarantal / WCVB

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Katrina Margolis / Hometown Weekly

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Linda Hastings / Dream Flyer Parent

“I have tears in my eyes as I read of the incredible program that you offer to help seriously ill children. My 14-year-old son, suffers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive, fatal muscle wasting disease (for which there is no treatment or cure). He lost the ability to walk this past year, and is wheelchair bound. At a time when all of his peers are gaining independence, he is losing it fast, and becoming very sad and withdrawn. This would lift his spirits like you would not believe! What sticks in my mind is the description on your website that says “designed to build anticipation and excitement for a special joyful experience”. He has so few opportunities to find joy in life these days, and really needs some type of escape from his challenges. This would truly be life-changing. My heartfelt thanks for this beautiful gift that you are giving to children in need.”

Joan Pahud / Italian Home

“I just wanted to let you know that I’ve seen AJ wearing his “Clouds” jacket frequently. The other day he was telling me & others all about his flight and how great it was. Thanks again to you and your organization for all you do for kids.”

Shirley Milfort / Cadet Flyer Parent

“Your program is truly a dream come true for a lot of urban students, parents and for those facing illnesses. Whenever he comes from the ATC program, there’s a smile that I just can’t shake of of him for days and I don’t imagine that spirit dying.”

Pete Zbikowski / Dream Flyer Parent

“It was such a memorable experience with such extraordinary people! You have created more joy than you will ever know the depths of.”

Lani Verges-Radek / Dream Flyer Parent

“Today was probably one of the best days of our lives. I can’t remember a time when we were all as happy and excited and positive.”

Susan Noonan / Dream Flyer Parent

“Above the Clouds went “above” and beyond to really personalize each child’s experience. My husband accompanied Connor and said everyone involved was so kind and patient with Connor, and really worked hard to make sure the trip was a memorable one.  Not only did they let him fly the plane, but they presented him with a beautiful bomber jacket with his name on it, aviator sunglasses, and a big travel bag full of trains and things that he loves! He was so excited to show me everything when he got home, and to tell me all about it.  The pilot actually flew them over our house and I was able to wave to them from my back deck. Just amazing from start to finish. Our family is so grateful to have been chosen to participate in such a special outing. I know Connor will never forget it!”

Kristen Malachowski / Mother of Dream Flyer

“Thank you for allowing my 10 year year old daughter this amazing, once in a lifetime experience. Her and her big sister, from the Big Sister Association, had so much fun.”

Nicola Kean/Mother of Dream Flyer

Ellie and I wanted to let you and all the wonderful people involved with Above the Clouds know how much Ellie enjoyed her flight and the entire afternoon yesterday.  She could not stop talking about it all evening and her excitement continued this morning.  She is also very excited to wear her new jacket.  (I didn’t let her take it to school today because she is notorious for forgetting things, and we want to keep the jacket forever!) Thank you for all of your work and for making this exceptional experience possible for Ellie. It was a very bright afternoon in what has been a particularly challenging time for her and our family.

 Cherie Craft, Executive Director, Smart from the Start

“Dream Flights have given our little ones and their families opportunities to see their world in a new and exciting way, while expanding horizons and offering a glimpse into aviation as a hobby and/or career. We are deeply grateful to you, Gary and the amazing volunteer pilots who make our children and families feel extraordinary, while in your care.”