EVENT FAQ’S

WHO CAN FLY?

While AADF typically works with long-term care facilities, other seniors/veterans are eligible to fly.  If you are a long-term care facility and would like to contact us to schedule an event, please click here to fill out an Facility Event Request or email merilync@dreamflights.org.  If you live independently and would like to fill out an application, please click here.

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT & WILL I BE ABLE TO GET IN?

Because our planes are open-cockpit, we will assist the flyers into the cockpit (the front seat) but the flyer must be physically and mentally able to fly safely.  Our pilots and ground crew will provide a safe environment from an aviation standpoint, but they are not trained in disabilities, particularly with the elderly, that could make flying dangerous.  The pilot may decline a particular passenger if the pilot believes, from his aviation expertise perspective, safely might be otherwise compromised.  Size, cognition and the ability to follow and maintain simple commands are important to consider.  Small canister type oxygen bottles are okay with a sling strap with at least 6′ of tubing.  Please have the flyer wear shoes, not slippers or flip flops.  The flyer will need to climb a small stepladder (with our assistance) but if the flyer cannot bare weight onto both legs, please contact us at merilync@dreamflights.org.

WHAT TO WEAR?

Flying in an open cockpit can be exhilarating but sometimes, cool.  Please have Dream Flyers bring a wind breaker jacket and dress appropriately.  The morning can be especially cool.  Glasses and hearing aids are fine.  Please have Dream Flyers wear shoes, not slippers or flip flops.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

Should weather or other circumstances delay your event, we will make every effort to contact you at least one hour prior to the scheduled start time.