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Michigan Toylift In Need of Santas with Airplanes

Friday, December 05, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

by Rick Durden, AVweb

Operation Good Cheer, the annual delivery of donated toys by general aviation aircraft to foster children in Michigan, is short 30 airplanes and pilots of the 100 it needs to get toys to over 5,248 children this Saturday, December 6.  Each foster child has a sponsor who has purchased, wrapped and delivered gifts to the Oakland County International Airport (KPTK) where they will be loaded into airplanes flown by volunteer pilots to airports across the state.

Operation Good Cheer is looking for another 30 pilots who have access to aircraft this Saturday and want to play Santa for children who might otherwise not receive gifts at Christmas. Volunteer pilots are asked to complete a Pilot Application at the website of the nonprofit association that organizes the toylift, Child and Family Services of Michigan, or simply fly into KPTK by 8:00 AM Saturday and advise ATC that they are there for Operation Good Cheer.