12 April, 2024


The children had an entertaining day in which they were able to learn about the aircraft and attractions of the Aerospace Show.

The organizers of the International Air and Space Fair, Kallman Worldwide, the United States Pavilion in FIDAE 2024, the U.S. Embassy, Make a Wish Chile and the foundation Fundación Tantauco joined together to organize a visit to the Aerospace Show with a group of children from the Teletón and the Corporación de Amigos del Hospital del Río (COAR).

The visit took place on Friday, April 12, and the objective was that the children along with their parents could live a magical experience and make their dreams come true. They were able to learn about the aircraft and attractions of the Aerospace Exhibition in a day full of emotions. During the tour, they shared with the astronaut and Former Space Shuttle commander, Mike Bloomfield.

Claudia Cornejo, the CEO of COAR, appreciated the experience: “It is gratifying being here because we can give a present to the families of the foster home, along with the children who are looked after at the Hospital Roberto del Río. They are happy!”.

Meanwhile, Bernadette M. Meehan, the U.S. Ambassador to Chile, said that it is always good for her country to collaborate with FIDAE: “For the children of the foundations, it has been an unforgettable experience. They were able to tour and explore in a different way”.

On the other hand, Tom Kallman, President of Kallman Worldwide, emphasized that “The children of these foundations are so brave, they live very challenging situations, and everybody likes airplanes and enjoy parachuting. We hope they had a great time because we had too”.