Think back to when you were a child. What did you dream of becoming when you grew up? My heart was set on becoming a pilot. I spent hours sitting on the roof of my childhood home looking up at the sky, watching planes fly over head. The thought of becoming a pilot, traveling the world, seemed like the perfect way to spend my adult years.
As time went on, reality set in and different life paths were taken. Still, I find myself watching planes in the sky. In my mind, I see myself sitting in the pilot’s seat. For this reason, I am very excited about having the opportunity to work for The Leonardo. We are opening our first completely original exhibit entitled FLIGHT. Consequently, I will literally be able to sit in the pilot’s seat of a C-131 aircraft.
FLIGHT began to take shape about two years ago, and since that time, the exhibit has had its fits and starts—much like any project that ever tries to get off the ground. We’ve had several people donate to make the project a reality and we’ve come a long way in the last two years.
Why we’re raising funds now is to simply get us over that last hurdle to lay down our last few feet of runway. We want the entire state of Utah to participate in and own this exhibit. We hope you and your entire family come explore the joy and wonder of FLIGHT together.
The Leonardo has created a Generosity page and is asking for donations from the public. The are many different levels of donation starting at just $5.
FLIGHT DONATION LEVEL SPOTLIGHT: $5000 – Pilot License
Limited Number! Want to sponsor part of the exhibit? We have free-standing kiosks, each tackling a different part of the flight ecosystem. From mechanics and engineering, to the artistry of flying, you can sponsor one of our key content areas in the exhibit and forever etch your name in the annals of flight history.
Did you dream of flying through the skies? Did you want to hold the yoke in between your fingers? If so, our newest exhibit is designed for you. Rediscover or ignite for the first time the power and majesty of all things flight.