Sky High Hope Program Mission:
The Sky High Hope program is dedicated to bringing the spirit of flight to kids of all ages who visit the Munson Infusion Clinic in Traverse City, Michigan. The program began in November, 2007, through the vision of a thirteen-year-old
member of the AERO’s flight school at Northwest Michigan College, and assisted
by the dedicated staff at the Clinic. Sky High Hope is committed to helping our
community members have a fun and educational flying experience while they
visit the Infusion Clinic. Using a laptop, a joystick, and the Microsoft Flight
Simulator program, AERO team members have the Clinic visitors flying prop and
jet airplanes in and out of airports throughout the U.S. Sky High Hope’s goal is to
help make the three-to-four hour visits to the clinic more enjoyable, and to give
the kids and adults a hands-on enjoyable opportunity to sit in their own cockpit
The Women’s Auxiliary, from Fife Lake’s American Legion Post 219, donated a new computer and joystick to the staff and patients of Munson’s Dialysis Center. The laptop and joystick can be used by the patients to operate the Flight Simulator program, assisted by the staff of the Sky High Hope team. Thank you Women’s Auxiliary of Fife Lake!
Mike and Mary O’Connell, using the laptop and joystick they donated
to Munson’s Infusion Clinic. Joining Mike and Mary is Becky Asper, from the
clinic, along with Kevin Query
Bill Donberg, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor at NMC’s Aviation School, donated a pair of F-15 pilot gloves to Maria. These gloves had been worn by his son Ben, who is currently serving our country with the Air Force, stationed in Afghanistan.