Comair's Captain Courage initiative takes flight

2014-09-22 13:45
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Cape Town - Six boys from the Reach for a Dream Foundation have had their dreams of flying an aircraft and meeting a real life pilot come true, thanks to Comair's simulated pilot training facilities. 

The initiative was done in association with the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation (ISTAT) and Reach for a Dream's Captain Courage initiative. The Captain Courage initiative is a 'boys only' project which aims to reward boys with life-threatening illnesses for their bravery in fighting for their lives. 

The 6 boys, aged between 9 and 15, had the opportunity to launch, fly and land a simulated aircraft at the Comair Training Centre in Rhodesfield. The Ground School Technical Instructor of Comair, Theo Stein, co-piloted the young aspiring pilots as they took off and flew the 'planes'. 

Stein says it was heart-warming experience. He says, "Just judging by the energy and excitement they exuded during and after the experience, it appeared that they were really able to forget about the hospital, their life-threatening disease and just have fun, even if just for a short while." 

Read more about the Captain Courage initiative here

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