• Above the Clouds continues to bring joy and hope to kids in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although we have temporarily suspended group activities, we have imagined and commenced our new Dream Flyovers Program for children whose Dream Flights have been postponed, as well as for other children. This interim programing ensures safe social distancing while strengthening supportive connections to ATC kids and while also continuing the spread of joy and hope. ATC's Discovery and Cadet Flyers Program have recommenced operations and Cadet Flyer, Anthony, has been launched into the Bridgewater State University Aviation Program! Staff continue to work remotely, but ATC remains open for business, so please feel free to contact Gary, Martha, or Mary however you normally would do so (phone, email, text) or call 617-840-1710.

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MISSION

Above the Clouds brings joy and hope through the wonder of flight to children and teens who have a serious illness or disability, are underserved, or facing other serious adversity. ATC’s programs provide important relief for kids under tremendous stress and inspire disengaged youth to participate in making their dreams come true. The non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization accomplishes its mission through its three programs: Dream Flyers, Cadet Flyers, and Discovery Flyers.

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NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

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.”

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

Suad Monsour

Parent of Dream Flyer

We just came home from this wonderful experience that you gave us. Thank you for this gift we will never forget. In our journey of hope we have found very nice people like you standing behind us.

Lisa Olivio

Aunt of Dream Flyer

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the wonderful pilots and volunteers of this amazing group. Today you gave my nephew, Ryan Hastings, one of the best days of his life! You brought fun, excitement and adventure to a young boy who has been dealing with a cruel and vicious disease. We thank you for making him smile ear to ear.you are all angels on earth.Thank you for caring so much about others.

Dottie Engler -- Dream Flyer Parent

We are so grateful that in today’s world our Jackie is more accepted and understood than children with special needs have been in the past. But we had never thought that we would be as celebrated as he was by your Above the Clouds organization. Our hearts were beyond full as we experienced the most perfectly calibrated celebration of special children as has been put together by your organization. As a person with some experience in external relations I was supremely impressed by the administrative expertise exhibited by your volunteers last Saturday. I could fill this note with admiration for the attention to detail that we experienced. I know that the poster for Jackie meant gathering background on him, finding the right high school student to imagine and execute the poster, following up to see that it got done. That was only one detail and there were countless others -- the name tags, the cheering volunteers, the food, the pilot briefing, the photographer, and oh my gosh, the extraordinary personalized Top Gun gear waiting for Jackie when he returned from his flight. Every person we spoke to was so generous with their time and good will. I know the kind of time this event required, and am mightily impressed that it wasn’t just a singular event but something you do over and over again. Let me simply say that our hearts were brimming with appreciation for you an your organization that make possible once-in-a lifetime memories for the dearest children who most need celebrating. You are all extraordinary. Special thanks to pilot Marc and to your gracious coordinator Mary, who left no stone unturned in making this such a fabulous event in Jackie’s and our lives. Really, so generous and amazing. With great admiration, Dottie Engler.

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