2014 Citation Special Olympics Airlift
June 14th & 21st, 2014 - Trenton, New Jersey

Register For Airlift


With the recent addition of the Beechcraft and Hawker brands to the Textron Aviation family, we are excited to extend a special invitation to be a part of something truly extraordinary – The Citation Special Olympics Airlift.

You make this possible by donating your jet, pilots, and fuel to transport Special Olympic athletes and coaches to Trenton, New Jersey (TTN) on Saturday, June 14 and again on Saturday, June 21 to return these athletes from Trenton back home.

For a glimpse into this inspiring event, click here to view the highlights from the 2010 Airlift.

As a general rule, a tax deduction is allowed for unreimbursed incidental expenses made in the course of rendering services for a charity. Expenses associated with your Airlift flights such as fuel, landing fees, and hangar fees may count toward your total charitable gift. Immediately after the Airlift, we will send you a “Certificate of Donation” and Special Olympics will validate your donation. For more information view the January 2014 Airlift Insider Newsletter. Please also consult your tax advisor.

This remarkable event happens every four years and is only available to members of the Textron Aviation family – no other aircraft company provides organized transportation for Special Olympics to their USA Games.

The deadline to register has been extended to March 28. To register, please click here.  
Thank you for your consideration.

For those that have never participated in the Airlift, there is a link to the wrap-up video from 2010 that gives you a peek
into this emotion filled event -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyQZimH4jL0.

2014 CSOA Facts

  • 2014 is the third Special Olympics National Games to be held in the United States.
  • This is the seventh Citation Special Olympics Airlift coordinated by Cessna Aircraft Company.
  • Primary airport will be Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) with a runway length of 6,006 feet.
  • Games will be held at several sites in and around Greater Princeton / Mercer County Area.
  • Passengers onboard Citations will vary between three and seven athletes plus a coach or sponsor.
  • A Citation business jet will land or take off every two minutes for 10 hours.
  • Trip times will range from 1.5 to 3.0 hours.
  • Citations will transport over 800 athletes and their coaches from across the country.
  • Citations will deliver athletes on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
  • Citations will return athletes on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

History of Citation Special Olympics Airlift

1985 Cessna transported Special Olympics Kansas delegation in two Citations to the International Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1987 First Citation Airlift to International Summer Games in South Bend, Indiana. 132 Citations transported nearly 1,000 athletes and their coaches.
1991 Second Citation Airlift to St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota for International Summer Games. 180 Citations took 1,000 athletes and their coaches.
1995 Third Citation Airlift to Hartford, Connecticut. 197 Citations transported 1,600 athletes and coaches to the International Summer Games.
1999 Fourth Citation Airlift to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. 260 Citations transported 2,000 athletes and coaches.
2006 Fifth Citation Special Olympics Airlift to the first U.S. National Games, Des Moines, Iowa. 235 Citations transported 1,500 athletes and coaches.
2010 Sixth Citation Special Olympics Airlift to the second U.S. National Games in Lincoln, Nebraska. 161 Citations transported 830 athletes and coaches.

2014 Registered Participants

  • Africair, Inc.
  • Ageless Mens Health LLC
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • Airship One
  • Allegis Corporation
  • Angel MedFlight
  • ARB Consulting / C&S Sales
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Aspen Glen Dressage
  • Bear Air, LLC
  • Bentley Development Co. Inc.
  • Brett & Caroline Lunger
  • Brigadoon Transport
  • Brothers Bar & Grills
  • Brown & Brown, Inc.
  • CCBCC Operations, LLC
  • CD Aviation
  • CJN Leasing, LLC
  • CMGC, Inc
  • Cook Sales, Inc.
  • CVS Caremark Corporation
  • Discovery Point Franchising
  • Don Bruce
  • Donald Gulbrandsen
  • Down Time Enterprises
  • Duke Energy
  • Edison Chouest Offshore
  • Elbit Systems of America
  • Epoch Properties, Inc.
  • Epps Aviation, Inc.
  • Fagen, Inc.
  • Fred Beans Ford, Inc.
  • Garmin International
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • George A Burnett & Associates
  • Great Southern Bank
  • Hanover Foods Corp.
  • Harry Hedaya
  • HCA - The Healthcare Company
  • Hughes General Contractors
  • IMP Inc.
  • Indium Corporation
  • Intrepid Aviation LLC
  • JEM Aviation
  • JMA Energy Company, L.L.C.
  • John Hinshaw
  • Kemmons Wilson Companies
  • Kindle Ford Lincoln Chrysler Jeep Dodge
  • Lone Star Communications, Inc.
  • Lord Corporation
  • Luhr Bros., Inc
  • M.S. Management Services, Inc.
  • Mark Aloe
  • McCoy Corporation
  • Mild Air LLC
  • Moki Corp
  • Moo Too 1, Inc.
  • Murphy USA Inc.
  • NextEra Energy, Inc.
  • OA LLC
  • OnFlight, Inc.
  • Pacific Flight Services LLC
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Perry Armstrong
  • Phillips Edison &Company
  • Philmar LLC
  • POET Ethanol Products
  • PPAL, Inc.
  • Redbird Flight Simulations, Inc.
  • Regulatory Compliance Associates Inc.
  • Rinco of Texas, Inc.
  • Robertson Racing
  • Rogers Group Inc
  • RSF Jets, LLC
  • Russell Thorstenberg
  • SBM Site Services
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • Sierra Land Group, Inc.
  • SJ Collins Enterprises
  • Speedbird, Inc
  • Systems and Methods, Inc
  • Teradata Corp
  • Textron Inc.
  • Thompson Tractor Company, Inc.
  • Tom Wood Aviation, Inc.
  • Tom Wood, Inc.
  • Vortexx Pressure Washers
  • Whelen Engineering Co.
  • Williams International
  • Wintermute Aviation LLC
  • Zachry Holdings, Inc.
  • Zeliff Aviation LLC