International Jet Aviation Makes Wishes Come True
International Jet Aviation, a charter company based out of Centennial, CO, has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make the wishes of some special kids come true.
From time to time when one of their Learjets needs a new paint job, International Jet Aviation paints over the old colors to transform the aircraft into the most colorful aircraft in the world! The rainbow Learjet is then christened the “Dream Chaser” and flown to different cities to promote the great work of Make-A-Wish and salute the many volunteers of this great organization.
While in each city, the “Dream Chaser” takes some Make-A-Wish children on a scenic flight in the skies over their town. The flight serves to give these special kids a lift and brighten their day with their own magic carpet ride in a private jet painted just for them!
International Jet Aviation, which recently celebrated their 34th anniversary, started doing these Make-A-Wish flights in 1990 with their first “Dream Chaser” aircraft. Since then, there have been three other aircraft that have brought a smile to many Make-A-Wish kids and their families in the United States.
“This is a chance for our employees to give back something to the community”, said Lynn Krogh, CEO of International Jet. “It is really worthwhile to know we have brought some extra fun and excitement to the kids of Make-A-Wish”, Krogh said. “The organization has done so much good in the more than three decades since they started and they continue to make wishes come true for special children.”
The aircraft being used this time (named “Dream Chaser 4”) is an 8 passenger Learjet model 35 that can fly at speeds over 500 miles per hour at altitudes up to 41,000 feet. It is normally based in Centennial, Colorado, and is chartered by individuals and corporations throughout North America. It will be in the special rainbow paint scheme for only 10 days due to the large cost operation, after which it will be repainted into a more conventional white with thin color stripes.