Flying for the Kids

Picture credit: Avalon Airport.

A neurologist from The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) will join the many pilots taking off at the Australian International Airshow this March.

Associate Professor Andrew Kornberg has worked at the RCH for around 30 years, changing the lives of thousands of children and their families in the Children’s Neuroscience Centre. With a special interest in muscular dystrophies, Andrew was instrumental in the establishment of the RCH Neuromuscular Program, which provides coordinated care for children and young people with complex nerve and muscle disorders.

He first dabbled in flying back at university, and then retrained around seven years ago. Andrew has an acute understanding of the challenges faced by children suffering complex movement disorders. He now wants to honour their challenges by facing one of his own – flying solo around Australia.

Andrew is the first to say that Fly for the Kids is a minor challenge compared to the one faced by the young people he treats each day. But it’s a challenge that will raise much-needed money for these young people. Funds raised will be donated to the 2017 Good Friday Appeal to support the Complex Movement Disorders Program at the RCH.

Andrew will fly the Cirrus SR20 for 27 days, travelling more than 27,000km, visiting 38 places and spending 64 hours and 36 minutes in the air. Andrew’s flight will begin at lunchtime on Sunday 5 March at the Australian International Airshow. Avalon Airport is so pleased to support Fly for the Kids.

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