90 children, an action-packed day and an adventure in a helicopter
Under with the slogan "Up, up and away!", the Child & Family Foundation organised their fifth Children's Flight Day in Alberndorf in Riedmark. 90 children, youths and their families who are cared for by Diakoniewerk, in Upper Austria, and Caritas of the Diocese of Linz, were given the opportunity to take a helicopter ride over the beautiful countryside of upper Austria.
"It was so great" said Daniel K., with a huge grin on his face, after his turn in the helicopter. The 12 year old and his friends from Caritas took a flight in the helicopter. This was a special experience for Daniel. "I was so nervous. My favourite parts where when the engine started and looking down on all the houses."
But this spectacular adventure wasn't all that was in store on Peter Affenzeller's grounds: there was a stand where the kids could get their faces painted like a tiger, they could let their creativity flow at the drawing and handicrafts stands, and dress up in funny costumes for photos in the photo booth. To keep up their strength after all the action, there was a snack bar and a children's cocktail stand providing refreshments.