All Press Releases for May 31, 2019

Youth with Special Needs get an Opportunity to Fly at SOAR! San Bernardino

SOAR! San Bernardino is an exciting partnership between Mission Flight and Unical Aviation

"We are especially excited to inspire youth to learn about, and experience aviation right here in San Bernardino." -Wendy Bechtel, FBO Manager.

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA, May 31, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SOAR! is hosted by Luxivair SBD located at the San Bernardino International Airport. SOAR! San Bernardino will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Through SOAR, youth with special needs will have the opportunity to fly real airplanes and be celebrated as "certified co-pilots." By pairing the thrill of aviation with achievement, SOAR aims to foster confidence in children and inspire their greatest potential.

The age range for this program is 8 to 21 years of age. "Co-pilots" may be given the opportunity to operate the aircraft in flight while soaring the skies with a professional pilot. Weather permitting, each flight will take approximately 45 minutes.

"Luxivair SBD is excited to host this outstanding event that connects the local community to aviation," says Wendy Bechtel, FBO Manager. "We are especially excited to inspire youth to learn about, and experience aviation right here in San Bernardino."

Registration is free and mandatory for co-pilots, chaperones and volunteers. Please review the FAQs for complete details at

ABOUT LUXIVIAR SBD: Catering to the private aircraft community, Luxivair SBD at San Bernardino International Airport, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, offers a unique and elegant experience for all pilots and travelers — with an impressive collection of best-in-class facilities and personal services designed to answer your every need. As Southern California's premier FBO, Luxivair SBD offers a thriving business complex designed to support the complete needs of corporate and private aviation with a full range of services needed to keep their aircraft operating at peak performance. To learn more visit or contact Amber Casarez, Marketing Coordinator, at (909) 382-4100 or [email protected].

ABOUT MISSION FLIGHT: Mission Flight operates under FAA Part-91 Aviation regulations. Our pilots are current, competent, and volunteer their time; they do not receive compensation for their flights. MISSION FLIGHT is a Christian Public Benefit 501(c)(3) aviation non-profit organization. Our headquarters are at San Gabriel Valley Airport (KEMT). Learn more at or contact Mauricio Gonzalez at (626) 786-0013 or [email protected].

ABOUT UNICAL: Unical is a family-owned company serving the global commercial aviation and defense market from our offices in the City of Industry and San Bernardino. We provide comprehensive aviation parts and services solutions such as teardown, repair, manufacturing, and sales through our family of companies: Unical MRO, Unical Defense, Unical 145 and Unical Aero. We have over 1.3 million line items, over 85 million piece parts, and ship hundreds of items daily. We're proud to provide quality jobs to nearly 800 Southern California residents. Learn more at or contact Shelly Cervantes, Social Innovation Associate at (909) 348-1502 or [email protected].

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