October 15, 2015

Giving patients the thrill of flight

Craig Hospital in Denver is a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neuro-rehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Craig is a not-for-profit, free-standing, national center of excellence that has treated more than 31,000 patients with SCI and TBI since 1956.

In 2011, a team of Jeppesen and Craig employees met to discuss the possibility of providing patients’ and their families a chance to experience the freedom and thrill of aviation, and to see the world from a different view. A view from the sky. The project has been so successful that to date there have been 17 CraigFlight Missions.

The planes and pilots for the event are members of the Jeppesen Employees Flying Association (JEFA) and the ground crew are employees and family members.

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