Dec. 19, 2019

The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) recently held its 9th annual Holiday Charity Drive and VFW Airlift to benefit the Colorado Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

The project is a collaborative effort between CABA, the VFW, the flying teams of the Metropolitan State University of Denver and numerous volunteer pilots from the general aviation community.

On Dec. 15, donated food and toys were brought to Signature Flight Support at Centennial Airport, which was the staging and departure site for the airlift. The event consisted of more than 20 flights to multiple locations across the state, delivering more than 10,000 pounds of food and toys to Colorado veterans and their families in need this holiday season.

“CABA and the VFW would like to thank all of our volunteer pilots, MSUD Flight Team, AeroColorado, Mile High Skydiving and Flyteco Brewing for their generous donations of their aircraft, fuel and time to help make these important deliveries across the state,” CABA said in a Facebook message to volunteers.

Since 2011, CABA has partnered with the Flying Teams of MSU Denver and the Veterans of Foreign Wars to collect and distribute non-perishable foods and toys to veterans and their families across Colorado. The project has so far delivered more than 40,000 pounds of food and toys to more than 4,000 Colorado veterans and their families.

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