Inaugural Touch-A-Plane event to raise funds for Flight1

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Guests enjoy watching a movie in a hangar at the Indianapolis Executive Airport. (Submitted photo)

By Annie Ventura 

Children who enjoy exploring vehicles and machinery will have an opportunity to get an up-close look at aircraft during the inaugural Touch-A-Plan fundraiser beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Indianapolis Executive Airport, 11329 E. State Road 32 in Zionsville.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Flight1, a nonprofit that that literally teaches children facing hardships to fly. During the free three-year program, participants spend time in a simulator before making three flights in a real airplane.

“This is such a unique event, because to our knowledge, no one else has done a Touch-A-Plane event like this with the ability to be up close to so many aircraft and vehicles,” Flight1 Executive Director Caroline Hoy said. “Since I have small children of my own, I love that the movie night provides a relaxing and affordable way to have an evening out with the family.”

Touch-A-Plane will allow children of all ages to view airplanes, fire trucks, tractors and ambulances. Guests can take pictures from cockpits, visit with pilots and learn about the equipment on hand. Face painting, food and goodie bags will also be available.

The event will conclude with a family movie night a 6 p.m. showing Disney/Pixar’s “Up!”

Tickets are $3 for Touch-A-Plane, $2 to view the movie or $4 for both for children ages  3 to 18. Adults and children 2 years old and younger are admitted free. Purchase tickets and learn more at flight1.org.

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