The Dream Flyers Program is a special way to bring joy and hope to children who are facing all kinds of serious adversity. For seriously ill children, Above the Clouds delivers a unique kind of medicine — programming designed to build anticipation and excitement for a special, joyful experience flying (actually taking the controls!) in the co-pilot’s seat of a small airplane or helicopter. Pediatricians refer children directly. Also, through hospitals, young patients eagerly look forward to completing their hospital stay/treatment and receiving clearance from their medical team to take off on a Dream Flight. Similarly, children with a disability, are underserved, experiencing homelessness, suffering from the loss of a family member, or facing other serious adversity, benefit from a Dream Flight. Dream Flyers anticipate a joyful experience on Flight Day and feel hopeful just when things might seem hopeless.
The Dream Flyers Program Provides:
- An escape from struggles and crises
- A joyful and thrilling experience
- A sense of hope and possibility for a bright future
- An introduction to aviation and dedicated volunteers within the industry.