Fundraiser lets people explore the skies of Greene County

Published: May. 7, 2022 at 7:14 PM CDT|Updated: May. 7, 2022 at 10:30 PM CDT
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GREENE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - With the sun out and about, it was a great opportunity to serve the Lord through aviation.

The Arkansas Pilots of Christ held their 11th annual Flights for Christ fundraiser on Saturday.

For just $25, people of all ages flew around Greene County, seeing everyday sights right from the sky.

President Lance Winn said watching the experience was great fun.

“We get a lot of kids that are flying for the first time,” Winn said. “The first trip that I made, I had a little boy that was wanting to go upside down, but unfortunately, we couldn’t honor that request.”

This year’s fundraiser also honored former Arkansas Pilots for Christ Vice President Scott Watson. His son, Caleb Watson, said this is what his father loved to do.

“He loved to do things for others, he loved to help people, and through this organization, he’s flown people everywhere,” Watson said.

All proceeds from the fundraiser go toward trips for people who have special needs, such as cancer treatments or hospital visits.

Winn added they raise enough money each year to cover at least 25 trips.

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