Pilots Bearing Gifts, Blankets, And Turkeys Too
This year, Glenn Prestwich played Santa Claus for the fifth time, and said it's been "very rewarding." Angel Flight has coordinated the event with the tribal elders, who meet the airplanes when they arrive and distribute the gifts to families. This year, the aircraft ranged from a Mooney and a couple of Cirruses to a Pilatus PC-12. Also on board the airplanes were 1,000 blankets donated by Project Linus. Prestwich said he expects the effort to continue to grow. "It's become institutionalized," he said. "And the outpouring of support just keeps increasing. There's no reason to step back now."