3rd March 2018 we managed to complete our first flight for Cerebral Palsy from Hamilton Airport. This flight was sponsored by Z Energy, Z Avgas, Hamilton Airport and Airways NZ. Phenomenal to have all these wonderful organisations and people involved with us.
28 February was a great milestone in Child Flight's existence with the cementing of a wonderful relationship with L3 Airline Academy the recently changed name of CTC based in Hamilton. L3 conducted a flight to Whangarei at the request of Child Flight where 2 flights were given to young students from Blomfield Special School. Photos below say it all....
February 2nd 2018, we flew the Arrow up to Kaitaia for a further meeting with Fraser Smith. Still on track for the big class of Curious Minds which has taken over 8 months to plan.
On the 4th October we flew to Kaitaia to conduct meetings with the local school representative Fraser Smith, the CEO of Te Ahu Charitable Trust and representatives of the local community. Planning has reached a mature stage for the large Curious Minds class which will be conducted on the 9th march 2018 in the Te Ahu Community Centre's theatre. The programme will be offered to 110 students over a week.
23 September, Two flights from Hamilton Airport, sponsored by WEL Energy Trust. These flights were an integral part of the Curious Minds class undertaken for Women's Refuge
On Friday, 25th August we flew the FLYSTARK Airvan to Kaitaia to undertake 4 flights for our 2017 Curious Minds class. We had been trying to get these flights away since April, but the weather had played havoc with our planning. It was a relief to all when the high over the Tasman stayed around for a week!!! The first flight of the day, see photo below:
We conducted our first flight in months today, 1st August 2017, for Z Tauranga. D L Investment run the Bay of Plenty Z Group of service stations and they have supported Child Flight for 3 years. We decided to give them a reward with a flight over Tauranga and surrounding countryside. One of our passengers experienced her first flight!! see video below: