Patients from Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Take Discovery Flight over Long Beach

Pediatric rehabilitation patients from Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach – with special needs including spina bifida, brain injuries, neuromuscular disorders and other conditions – will experience their first “Discovery Flight” at the Pacific Jet Center/Mustang Sally & Flite Serv.

Patients will be assigned to a certified flight instructor, who will take them and a parent, caretaker or therapist for a flight from the Long Beach Airport over Miller Children’s, around the Long Beach marina and toward the South Bay.

As part of the “Discovery Flight” experience, patients and participants receive basic training, where pilots discuss the aerodynamics of flight and talk about what the flight will involve. After training comes the hands-on experience where patients fly the aircraft with the assistance of the pilot.