Kansas City Jayhawk flies for the front lines

Posted on Apr 28, 2020 in Alumni News and News


On April 21, James Elliott joined a group determined to bring a smile to the faces of those who need it most right now: the health care workers and patients in Lawrence and Kansas City area hospitals.

The flight was organized by aviation clubs KC Flight and BeechNutz, of which Elliott, c’05, is a member.

Their flight path took the group above Lawrence Memorial Hospital and multiple fire stations in the area before heading to Topeka. The idea for the flyover began when a member of their club was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. One flight over his hospital has since grown to flyovers in multiple cities and their nearby hospitals.

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