Galaxy FBO Supported the Challenge Air Fly Day 2018
Galaxy FBO supported the Challenge Air Fly Day at the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport on Saturday, November 3rd.
The Challenge Air was hosted at the General Chennault Flying Tiger Academy facilities – CXO Airport Hangar 25 with over a dozen aircraft and pilots participating to fly hundreds of kids and their families.
This year’s event also featured Jessica Cox. Jessica is recognized internationally as an inspirational keynote speaker, born without arms, Jessica now flies airplanes, drives cars, and otherwise lives a normal life using her feet as others use their hands. She holds the Guinness World Record for being the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot’s certificate. It took three states, four airplanes, three flight instructors, and three years to find the right aircraft: a 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane. In 2008 Jessica earned her Light Sport Pilot Certificate. Published in 2015, Disarm Your Limits is Jessica’s first book, that chronicles Jessica’s story to live without prosthetic arms using her feet as other people use their hands. Using a simple aviation metaphor, she gives insight into how people struggling with courage, determination, and creativity can overcome their challenges. Her “formula for flight” is how Jessica achieved her greatest triumph: unrepentant regard and self-acceptance for herself as a whole person.
Challenge Air builds self-esteem and confidence of children and youth with specials needs, through the experience of flight. Since 1993, Challenge Air has enriched the lives of children and youth with special needs through its unique aviation programs. Challenge Air’s mission reflects the life-changing impact the flight experience has on children, families, donors, sponsors and communities as a whole. For more information about Challenge Air, visit www.challengeair.com