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The pilots are offering the public an opportunity to fly a leg of the epic journey with McElroy in exchange for a suggested donation of $30,000. The crew has divided the 32,000-kilom flight into eight flight segments, four of which have already been filled.

Give Hope Wings raises the bar for charity

(L-R) Jordan Lawrence, Dr. Greg Haljan, Paul Windsor and Miles Randell were at the 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow to promote TEAAM, a new helicopter emergency medical service that will be based in Squamish, B.C. In collaboration with Blackcomb Helicopters, the organization aims to deliver advanced medical care to patients in remote sites that are beyond the mandate of the province’s current air medical providers. Lisa Gordon Photo

Building a TEAAM