SafeLaunch and Signature Flight Soar to Palm Springs for Youth Health

SafeLaunch and Signature Flight Support will stop in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, June 24, as part of a four-city West Coast “Flights Above Addiction Tour,” in an effort to stem adolescent drug and alcohol exposure and addiction.

During each tour stop, local youth, parents and community leaders are invited to participate in an interactive experience to learn the science of addiction and how it affects the human brain while it is still developing. At each event, youth aged 5-18 have the opportunity to literally paint their dreams for a healthy, addiction-free future on a Cessna Skylane, the “Flights Above” Tour plane. In addition, SafeLaunch “Wing Parents” (parents who have lost children to addiction) speak with fellow parents in attendance.

Local families, parents who have lost children to addiction, and community leaders are all invited to attend this hands-on experience inside the air conditioned Signature Flight Support hangar at the Palm Springs International Airport.

According to the the Centers for Disease Control, the United States is in the midst of an “addiction epidemic” due to the escalating use of opioids, alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses, which led to the deaths of approximately 65,000 Americans in 2016. Because solving any epidemic requires an “all hands on deck” strategy, we very much appreciate our partnership with Signature Flight Support to expand our risk prevention effort.

Date:  Saturday, June 24 from 9am to noon
Location:  Signature Flight Support hangar, Palm Springs International Airport, 250 North El Cielo Road, Palm Springs, California

Signature Flight Support Corporation, a BBA Aviation plc company, is the world’s largest FBO and distribution network for business and general aviation services. Signature services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling, maintenance and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Signature currently operates at 205 global locations in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit: www.signatureflight.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/signatureflightsupport. Follow Signature Flight Support on Twitter: @SignatureFBO.

For more information, email info@safelaunch.org or call 805-283-7233.