Due to Covid-19, we have decided to cancel Take Off for Kids for this year.  This would have been our 10th year and we would have loved to see everyone.  Hopefully 2021 will provide us with the opportunity to safely hold the event for all of our participants and volunteers!

Welcome to the Take Off for Kids web site! Here you’ll find everything you need to know about this awesome event benefiting children in Northwest Arkansas.

Why We Do This

What to Expect

We’ll have a link to our registration site here when we closer to our next event.

Take Off for Kids (TOFK) is an annual fundraising event created in 2011 to support charitable organizations focusing on children in Northwest Arkansas. Since then, TOFK has raised over $85,000 for various organizations supporting the children of NWA. The event’s success is due entirely to the generosity of pilots, volunteers and sponsors that share our desire to give back to the communities in which we fly and live.

TOFK is held by the Tailwind Aviation Foundation (TAF), a NWA based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that promotes safety, education and charitable projects related to aviation.

In 2015 we transitioned away from donating the proceeds from TOFK to local charities. We now develop and sponsor our own aviation related programs that we believe will have a long-term positive influence on the children and students of NWA.

We’re building local programs that create awareness of general aviation and aviation related career opportunities through academic programs for local students. In addition, we have re-established our flight scholarship program to enable passionate students to pursue primary flight training that could not do so without the financial assistance these scholarships provide.

Thanks to everyone that have supported us through the years!

Tim Keaten & Dave Powell – Event Organizers