SafeLaunch is making a movie at Santa Barbara Airport!

Back in November, we received a message from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the creator and host organization of AirVenture, the annual, week-long aviation event held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and the developers of inspiring aviation programs for youth. They wanted to know if we would like to collaborate on a project to teach youth about the vulnerable developing brain. We said yes, and it didn't take long to determine that a video would be the best teaching tool.

Our film is a short, “preflight briefing” that will be used by EAA's nationwide AeroEducate STEM youth program and made available to their EAA Young Eagles chapters which, to date, have provided introductory flights to over 2.2 million youth worldwide. 

We’re grateful to Signature Flight Support and Santa Barbara Aviation who have donated the use of a spacious hangar and the use of a Falcon 50 aircraft, respectively, as the location and set for the short film. The Fly to Your Dreams film will feature young Santa Barbara actors singing and dancing to an original song by Natalie Clark, and most importantly, remind young viewers about the developing human brain's vulnerability to addiction. The message the film imparts is: keep your brain healthy and free from alcohol and other drugs in order to achieve your goals. 

We are asking for your help! Here’s how:

Although the big items, like the use of an aircraft and hanger have been generously donated, we still need to raise money to pay for cinematography, sound, music, lighting, and stipends for the young actors, dancers, and singers. The professional filmmaker and director is UCSB graduate Mamdooh Salih. A detailed budget is available upon request.

All donations are appreciated. Donors who contribute $1000 or more will get film credit as a co-producer of this impact project to prevent addiction where it starts... before it starts. 

Thank you!




Informing families, schools and communities that the only safe amount of adolescent exposure to alcohol and other drugs is zero. #onechoice