Tiger Flight Flies For Kids Fighting Cancer

Monday, February 17, 2014

This weekend, Tiger Flight will have the honor of flying several special guests on Saturday, at the Rome Airport, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Tiger Flight will working with Summit Quest Adventures, Inc. in order to help children affected by cancer realize the dream of flight.

Officials said, "We will be taking these wonderful children on flights  In hopes of just bringing some smiles to the faces of those who need it. We are hoping to share their stories, along with Tiger Flight and Summit Quest Adventures.


Tiger Flight is a 501C3 non-profit foundation leading youth to the dream of flight and providing an opportunity for adults to serve through aviation activities. The mission is to inspire youth and adults to become “Pilots in Command” of their own lives.

The Tiger Flight Foundation and flight team are associated with the original Flying Tigers and honored to be the only civilian flight team associated with this famed World War II squadron. In 2003 Tiger Flight was given permission to use the squadron patch of the Flying Tigers by the family of General Claire Chennault, the Commanding officer of the Flying Tigers, and General Robert Scott, Flying Tiger Pilot.

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