having an interest in aviation and being able to pursue those interests in various ways,
as a group, formed the Aviators and were chartered in 1967. The members of the
Aviators, many who own their own aircraft have taken on the noble cause of flying children
to the many Shrine Hospitals. These children are both burn and orthopedic
patients. We fly both single and twin engine aircraft.
provide fast, confidential, efficient and comfortable transportation for the patients of
the Shrine Hospitals and their parent or guardian.
Medinah's Aviators fly Shrine
Hospital children and their parent or guardian to several of the Shrine Hospitals.
We also participate in Chicagoland
parades with our very unique 1/3 scale Piper Navajo airplane, raising money for the Shrine Hospitals Transportation Fund.
The Aviators participate in several local air shows throughout the year, using our
parade vehicle as a static display promoting Medinah Shrine philanthropy
and educating the public about our charity functions.
- Commander James Ayres
- Deputy Commander Mike Dzado
- Flight Activities/Parade Officer OPEN
- Treasurer Tom Leverenz
- Secretary Open
- Uniform Officer Gary Fecarotta
- Scribe Joe Zoller
- Remote Control Operations Officer Kevin Koc