Citation Special Olympics Airlift Takes Off on Saturday

  • Jun 13, 2014 12:42pm GMT

Since its inception in 1987, the Citation Special Olympics Airlift has transported nearly 10,000 athletes and coaches from across the U.S.

This year more than 100 owners and operators have donated use of their aircraft, along with pilots and fuel, to transport athletes and coaches from 28 departure locations in 22 states to Trenton Mercer County (N.J.) Airport on Saturday, June 14th.

With support from Textron Aviation, and due to their recent acquisition of Beechcraft, this seventh Citation Special Olympics Airlift will now include support from Beechcraft owners and operators in addition to the Cessna participants.

“The Citation Special Olympics Airlift is an inspiring display of the spirit of the general aviation community,” said Textron Aviation senior vice president of sales and marketing Kriya Shortt. “Our customers and employees truly enjoy the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the athletes and their families.”