The look on their faces when I let the kids take the controls to steer the airplane is priceless.
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
Kansas City Foot and Ankle, a podiatry practice in Kansas City, Missouri that specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the foot and ankle, is proud to announce that podiatrist and pilot Dr. Mark Green participated in the 2013 "Sky's the Limit" event for KC Area children and youth with specials needs.
The "Sky's the Limit" event in Kansas City is one of many similar events held around the U.S. that makes use of volunteer pilots in select cities to help children and youth with special needs learn about the aviation industry and enjoy a "ride of a lifetime" with an experienced, licensed pilot. The KC event was sponsored by Challenge Air in Texas, a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to build self-esteem and confidence in children with specials needs through the experience of flight. Dr. Mark Green of Kansas City Foot and Ankle, who has been flying as a licensed pilot since he was 17 years old, participated in the event and performed several flights in his own Beechcraft Bonanza single-engine aircraft.
"The look on their faces when I let the kids take the controls to steer the airplane is priceless," said Dr. Mark Green. "The look on their parent’s faces is even more priceless! It’s such a unique experience for them and they leave with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Of course, one of the more important aspects of the 'Sky's the Limit' event is the opportunity for pilots like me to talk to special-needs children about the aviation industry and maybe inspire them to consider a future in aviation."
Dr. Green holds a commercial pilot's license with single-engine, multi-engine, glider, and seaplane ratings. Outside of participating in the "Sky's the Limit" program for Challenge Air, he also volunteers his time and his flying skills to Angel Flight, an organization that arranges and provides free air transportation for those who have a medical need and are financially distressed.
For more information about Kansas City Foot and Ankle or Dr. Mark Green, please call the office at (816) 943-1111 or visit the practice website at http://www.kansascityfootandankle.com.
About Kansas City Foot and Ankle
Kansas City Foot and Ankle specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the foot and ankle. The practice specializes in treatment for heel pain, toenail fungus, bunions, ingrown toenails, tendonitis, ankle sprains, stress fractures, and traumatic injuries. Dr. Mark A. Green and Dr. Stephanie Jameson are two of Kansas City's most trusted foot and ankle specialists. The practice serves patients from across the Greater Kansas City Area, including Leawood, Lee's Summit, Lenexa, Olathe, and Overland Park.