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Open Sky for Autism Takes Off on November 11

Air Hollywood Partners with the TSA, REACH Services, Crew Presidential, and Commercial Aviation Personnel to offer a free program to assist families living with autism rediscover the confidence, comfort, and enjoyment of air travel.

Open Sky for Autism Takes Off on November 11
Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 2017 --( On Saturday, November 11th, Air Hollywood, the world’s largest aviation-themed entertainment studio will host its ninth Open Sky for Autism – a public service event that equips families living with Autism to manage their unique challenges experienced during air travel. Free to the public with limited seating, Open Sky for Autism allows for vital acclimation and repetition during a commercial airport and passenger flight simulation.

Founded in 2014 by Talaat Captan, CEO of Air Hollywood, the Open Sky for Autism program has helped more than 1,000 families. Organizational partners – the Transport Security Administration (TSA), REACH Services, Crew Presidential, and representatives from Spirit Airlines and additional major commercial airlines – will provide expert, hands-on assistance to ensure a safe and educational experience.

The next event is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and features Airport Arrival, Check-In and Baggage Check, TSA Security Screening, Departure Lounge and Boarding, In-Flight Simulation with Turbulence, and Deplaning.

According to Captan, "Hosting this event is by far the most important thing we do at Air Hollywood. The program does more than help families acquire confidence during travel, it opens a door to new places and new experiences and all the wonderful sensations that come with it - freedom, recreation, adventure, culture. There really is no substitute for traveling the world, and the most rewarding aspect of Open Sky for Autism is knowing that we've unlocked this opportunity for these special families."

More information about Open Sky for Autism can be found at

About Air Hollywood
Founded by Talaat Captan, Air Hollywood is the world’s premiere aviation-themed motion picture studio, having served hundreds of feature films, TV shows, and commercials since 1998. Air Hollywood also offers a diverse portfolio of themed services including stock footage licensing, design and fabrication, the Pan Am Experience and additional special event programming. For more information, please visit

About TSA
Founded in 2002, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for protecting the nation’s transportation system and ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. All TSA officers who work at airport security checkpoints receive training on how to screen passengers with disabilities and medical conditions. This training emphasizes treating every passenger with dignity, respect and sensitivity. Because all passengers who travel on a commercial aircraft will be screened by TSA, the agency has multiple partnerships with coalitions who represent passengers with various disabilities and medical conditions. TSA is pleased to work with Open Sky Autism to help and learn from its participants. For more information, please visit

About REACH Services
Founded in 1969, the Resource for Education, Advocacy, Communication, and Housing (REACH) is a private, non-profit organization that supports individuals with a variety of lifelong disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and related medical and/or behavioral disorders. For more information, please visit Reach Services.

About Crew Presidential
Crew Presidential is a non-profit organization operating domestically and internationally, utilizing the aviation community to create positive change throughout the world. Crew Presidential connects flight crewmembers, airline staff, and citizens from around the world to support our selected missions as a team. For more information, please visit
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