Q: Who receives the services provided by Kids in Flight and where do they come from?

A: KIF exists to serve children and families with serious illnesses. Most reside in the Cleveland and Akron areas or are served by a local hospital. Some come to KIF from the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. Many have cancer, heart defects, brain tumors and other life-changing illnesses and disabilities. Recommended ages are 5-18. To fly, a child must be able to safely enter and exit aircraft, sit in the seat of an unpressurized aircraft for thirty to forty minutes and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Q: What services are provided by KIF?

A: Currently, the pinnacle event of KIF is Wings of Wonder (WOW). WOW is a fun, totally free day out at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland for families. Other events include our annual holiday party. We are working on planning some additional education opportunities.┬áKIF is currently working on a children’s book to be published sometime in early 2019.


Q: What happens at a Wings of Wonder event?

A: There is a full slate of activities, something for everyone. A typical event has games, crafts, interactive exhibits, face painting, balloon animals, air-brush tattoos, and much more. A catered lunch is also provided. Past lunches have included macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, chicken tenders, various salads, desserts and soft drinks.


Q: What about the “flight” part?

A: The pinnacle event at WOW is a sight-seeing tour over the Cleveland area. Local volunteer pilots use their own planes to take families on a 15-20 minutes flight. Children get to view their world from a different perspective and learn a little about aviation. KIF maintains extremely high safety standards and is proud of an exemplary safety record.


Q: How can I get involved?

A: KIF is always seeking dedicated individuals to serve on various committees throughout the year. There is a major need for people with fundraising and/or grant writing experience.
WOW requires approximately 90 volunteers to be successful. You can REGISTER NOW to help at the upcoming event.

Financial and in-kind DONATIONS are always welcome.

Email info@kidsinflight.org for further information.