The MyBuddy Project

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Child Flight Charitable Trust aims to bring the DC3 down from Ardmore to give special needs students in mainstream schools the chance to fly


On Sunday 24th May, Child Flight will run the MyBuddy Project from the international lounge at Hamilton Airport. Starting at noon the program will include 3 charter flights of the DC3 from Ardmore, rides in a Harvard warbird, a magic show, auction and flights in small aircraft. We are working with mainstream schools that have special needs students. Our project is called MYBUDDY, where each mainstream school takes seats on the DC3. There are 90 seats. This can be extended to more seats, but depends on our success in getting people on board. We see mainstream students choosing their special buddy and the schools helping raise money for their seats. Each seat costs $100, which Child Flight hopes to subsidise with monies raised.

Child Flight's involvement (page creator)

We manage the entire project. We visit the schools, introduce them to the program, offer advice, supply the aircraft and pilots and hopefully subsidise the costs.

About us

Child Flight is a registered charity that specialises in working with special needs kids. Our main activity is giving free flights. We are located in Hamilton, Whangarei, Hastings, Auckland, Whakatane, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. We have aligned ourselves with most of the special needs schools in New Zealand. We have also helped raise funds for special needs causes.

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Latest update

Full Accreditation   23 February 2015

Today our MYBUDDY Project became fully accredited. We have begun receiving pledges which we are able to convert into full sponsorships when we achieve our target of $5000.

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 18 May 2015
Bronwyn Fraser-Jones
Bronwyn Fraser-Jones on 15 May 2015
For 15 seats on the 4th DC3 flight on the 24th of May 2015 in Hamilton.
Sally Mutton
Sally Mutton on 13 May 2015
Lynda Lee Harcourts Hamilton
Lynda Lee Harcourts Hamilton on 13 May 2015
harcourts hamilton
harcourts hamilton on 13 May 2015

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This page was created on 4 Feb 2015 and closed on 22 May 2015.