SkyWest crewmembers Captain Casey M., First Officer Daniel T., and Flight Attendants Sydney W. and Hunter H. recently had the chance to welcome a few special passengers onboard a CRJ at The Wings For Autism event at Minot International Airport (MOT). This special event provided an opportunity for kids and their families to experience all the realities of flight without ever leaving the ground.
As part of the event, the young fliers went through check-in and security, then boarded the SkyWest plane for a “special” flight. Once onboard the children got to see the flight deck, listen to the safety announcements, and hear the engines spool up. Flight attendants Sydney and Hunter provided an exceptional cabin experience, including top-notch beverage and snack service to the young passengers.
SkyWest is proud to partner with The Autism Research Center (The ARC) and the TSA to provide opportunities for families with special needs children to experience what it’s like to take a real commercial flight. These Wings for Autism events are a great way to alleviate some of the stress that is experienced when traveling by air because families and individuals have a chance to practice the process in advance. SkyWest has sponsored several Wings for Autism events over the years and we look forward to more opportunities in the future.
Thank you to our crews for going above and beyond with this event, and to all those who made it possible.