777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1651 times:
Here's one that my son and I have participated in.
They do a fly in each year at Capital City Airport in Harrisburg, Pa. and take the kids up for a flight. It's a great organization, chaired by Harrison Ford. My son loves it.
Stoney From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 199 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
Here in Switzerland there are also some charities related to aviation.
One is from REGA, the Emergency-helicopter service. Since they don't get any money from the government, they have to find it somewhere on their own. They(REGA) also have a charity which helps families of pilots and rescue workers who died doing their job keeping themselves afloat and not sliding into poverty because the one who brought the money home is now dead.
There's also a program (YES (Young Eagles of Switzerland)) paid for by the aeroclub which pays every kid who wants a short flight (maybe an hour) in a GA aircraft.
BAZL - Bundesamt gegen Zivilluftfahrt - royally screwing around with swiss aviation