Vectors for Hope

If you are in the Houston area on Sept. 28 and looking for a way to spend the day, head over to David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH) in Spring, Texas, for “Vectors for Hope,” a fundraiser to benefit Angel Flight.

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association charitable foundation is behind the event.

Vectors for Hope will benefit Angel Flight South Central, The Houston Ground Angels, and Around the World for Life. These organizations provide free transportation to treatment facilities for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

According to Aaron Baskin, a Houston area TRACON controller, Vectors for Hope was founded by a small group of Houston area air traffic controllers who wanted to come up with a way help charities and promote aviation in the Lone Star State.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be static displays of aircraft, including a fair number of vintage warbirds such as a B-17, Corsair, P-51 and P-19. There will be food for sale and children’s activities, including simulator rides and a bounce castle.

For pilots, there will be informational seminars and presentations by air traffic controllers and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

A silent auction, raffle and live auction will also be held.

Airplane rides will be available.

Admission and parking are free, and there is a fuel discount is available for aircraft that fly in to the event.

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