|By Carmelo Turdo|
Under the Sponsor a Veteran program, a business, organization or individual nominates a veteran from the WWII era (or other veteran of choice) and provides the donation for the flight ($400/veteran); OR
A business or individual may also provide the donation for the flight ($400/veteran) and request that Midwest Airport Fun Days refer a veteran. In both cases, the donation of the sponsorship is tax-deductible.
Providing the opportunity for a veteran to fly is an honor and privilege in itself, but we've added a few more incentives to attract more area sponsors to join the program:
Each sponsor will be recognized at a public ceremony before the scheduled flight and present a sponsored flight certificate to the veteran;
Each sponsor will be recognized on the Midwest Airport Fun Days web page and in promotional media before, during and after the event;
Each sponsor will receive a certificate of appreciation from Midwest Airport Fun Days.
Along with the single veteran flight sponsorships, a full-flight sponsorship of five is also available. Those sponsors that provide a donation of $2,000 for five seats in the aircraft (five veterans or mix of veterans and sponsor riders) will receive the benefits mentioned above PLUS a private session with the B-25 crew touring the aircraft and cockpit prior to the flight. Will YOU step up and provide a full flight of veterans named for you or your company?
For information on how you can sponsor a veteran, please contact FunDays@airandspacemuseum.org.