Concern and support for Amanda and Kyle Franklin are profound at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun. The two air show performers were critically injured during a performance in Brownsville, Texas, on March 12, when an engine malfunction caused an inflight fire.
Aircraft Specialties Services, Inc., of Tulsa, Okla., has been a prominent sponsor of the Franklin act since its inception four years ago. The company is supporting the Franklins by collecting donations and messages for the couple during this year’s event.
At the company’s booth on the fly-in grounds, Aircraft Specialties is accepting donations for the couple in two ways. First, through a direct cash or check donation to the Moonlight Fund with pre-addressed envelopes, and secondly, through the sale of CamGuard, the company’s engine oil additive. Regularly listed at $24.95, the show price is $29.95, with 100% of this amount going to the Moonlight fund. Concerned aviators also can convey a message for the couple in a journal provided at the booth.
The Moonlight Fund is dedicated to assisting survivors of burn injuries with medical and living expenses. It is a non-profit corporation, which means all donations are tax deductible. Additional contributions or information on the Moonlight Fund is available at www.moonlightfund.org.
ICAS, the International Council of Air Shows, of which the Franklins are members, is also accepting donations at ICASFoundation.org for the couple.