Challenge Air: Putting special kids in the air

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There are few aviation activities more rewarding than taking a child for an airplane ride. Their eyes light up as they break the surly bonds of Earth and their smiles grow exponentially as the flight continues. The flight is even more poignant when the child has special needs.

Those children are the focus of Challenge Air, a not-for-profit organization based in Dallas.

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Sigman, Wheeler Receive FAA Recognition

L to R: Curt Drumm, Lakeshore Aviation President; Leon Sigman; Judy
Sigman; Jim Wheeler; Sharon Wheeler; Wes Hakari, FAA.

MANITOWOC, Wisc. – Manitowoc area natives Leon Sigman and Jim Wheeler were recently honored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 50 years of flying safety and contributions made to general aviation. Plaques were presented by Wesley Hakari from the Milwaukee FAA Flight Standards District Office during an Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Safety Seminar, held at Lakeshore Aviation in Manitowoc.

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