A day that warms your heart involves a red carpet, Disney characters, a cheer squad, and 13 incredible children and their families. That is Bert’s Big Adventure.
Endeavor Air was proud to be a part of Bert’s Big Adventure again this year. For the third year in a row, Endeavor Air flew children with chronic or terminal illnesses and their families from Atlanta to Orlando for an all-expenses paid, five-day vacation at Walt Disney World. The program was started eighteen years ago by Bert Weiss, the host of Atlanta-based radio program “The Bert Show,” who wanted to give children and families a chance to enjoy time away from home and connect with other families who might be experiencing similar challenges.
Endeavor volunteers from around the country traveled to Atlanta on February 20 to cheer on the BBA children and families as they walked along a red carpet onto the festively-decorated Endeavor CRJ-900 aircraft. Family sponsors and flight crew members were specially selected to participate. The majority of the children were first-time flyers, which made for priceless reactions. The crew made sure their passengers were well-fueled and rested before their exciting Disney adventure.
Endeavor also operated the return trip from Orlando back to Atlanta on February 24, where the exhausted children and families were once again greeted by the Endeavor Cheer Squad. Many thanks to all of the Endeavor family sponsors, volunteers, and employees working behind the scenes to make this experience seamless and magical.