Today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operated a flight above the Netherlands with the ‘Stichting Hoogvliegers’ (Airsmiles Foundation). A total of 53 children and their parents took off from Schiphol for an excursion over the Netherlands in a Boeing 737 (KL9910).
The passengers included sixteen children with physical disabilities from the Orion College in Amsterdam and seven children with social-emotional conditions from the Donner School in Barneveld. Most of the other children came from the provinces of Utrecht and South Holland, with special needs ranging from epilepsy and diabetes to Down syndrome. They were scheduled to fly in June, but their flight was cancelled due to poor weather. Today’s flight was a great success. An unforgettable adventure.
Our foundation provides 6 to 17 year-old children who are incurably ill or have a handicap with the opportunity to experience a special and unforgettable adventure. A day without worries, illness or handicap. A day on which they can emerge themselves and be more than special. A day they will never forget!
*In some years, more than one flight was operated.