It’s National Volunteer Week – meet one of our volunteers who goes above and beyond: Idaho Wing Leader Steve Laflin

 

I have been flying with AFW for about ten years.  I am a U. S. Navy submarine veteran and a graduate of Idaho State University.  I have been running a small business that I started nearly twenty years ago in Idaho Falls.  In addition to flying my wife Dottie and I love the outdoors especially time on our Tennessee walking horses in the mountains.Steve Laflin

I knew I wanted to fly for AFW even before I finished my private pilot lessons because it seemed such a great opportunity to help people in a unique way.  I have found my participation in AFW to be one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.  Our AFW passengers are going through very tough times.  Yet without exception their optimism, inner strength, and courage are a continuous inspiration to me.  I am proud to be a small part of an organization that plays such an important role in helping people.

Thank you Steve, for giving back!!