Angel Flight's Holiday Gifts Of Flight

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Santa Arrives At Navajo Nation

If you're a pilot, and have an airplane, and you're an active member of Angel Flight, then you're probably the type of person who'd be happy to fly off during Christmas week to deliver piles of gifts to children on the Navajo reservation in southern Utah. The Utah Wing has been organizing just such an event for the last five years, and it's growing bigger every Christmas. The first year, in 2001, a few pilots came up with the idea during a holiday party, put it together in a couple of weeks, and about seven or eight airplanes flew off bearing donated toys and food. By the next year, it was up to about a dozen airplanes, and this Christmas, about 30 airplanes flew to three sites around the state.