In 2011, Aurélien Gosse experienced the pain of losing a child. Her daughter Julie died of a birth defect when she was only six months old. “His health condition led us to spend a lot of time in the hospital. I have seen the eyes of many sick children who are struggling to make their dreams come true.Tell us 42 year old man.
Since the tragedy, the family’s father has promised himself one thing: “Make all the kids I see laugh”. The pilot of Sarreguemines (Moselle), he decided to take part in an event organized by the “Les Chevaliers du Ciel” Association. From May 27 to June 4, 2022, he will fly to France and offer the first flight for sick, disabled or frail children.
“Forget about their hospital stay”
When he heard of the operation called “Rêves de Gosse”, the forty-year-old immediately won. “I want to be able to give these children the dream of flying, to forget their hospital stay, their next heavy treatment – I want to contribute to their smiles and happiness. A For Aurélien Gosse, taking part in this adventure is also a way to share her passion.
The father of three has been an aviator since childhood. He got his personal pilot’s license at the age of 17. He then lived his passionate life for twenty years in the Rafale Navy.“I always like to be in the air. It’s a wonderful feeling. I like to take people with me to experience this thrill and to discover landscapes seen from above. A
An adventure she would share with her friend
On Thursday, May 26, 2022, in the forties will fly from Saregumines to Dole (Jura), the kickoff of the aerial tour. But he will not be alone. Loser Rankers, a German pilot, will be with him throughout the operation.
The two friends met Tarma a year ago in Sir Louis, Germany. “We have the same emotions and we are both sensitive to the causes of children. So we decided to share this adventure. “Aurelian Gosey says.
For a week, the two will travel to several cities in France, such as Clermont-Ferrand, Valencians or Saint-Brook. The final stage will be held on Saturday 4th June at Estres. But while waiting for the big departure, the parents of the two pilots are looking for help. “We are taking part in this adventure for a good cause, but it is a costly affair. We need funding for travel, flights, fuel, accommodation … ” They launched an online kitty aimed at raising at least 10,000.
Hundreds of children should be able to fly
In addition to the first flight offered for children, the association indicated it would conduct educational activities in each city Lauren Republican Those who have seen this incident. “The Knights of Heaven work in the hospital all year round and fight for recognition of difference. It’s a fight close to my heart. “, Says Aurelian Gose. Thanks to the 45 pilots participating in this aerial tour, hundreds of children should be able to fly.
Now retired from the Air Force, the forties are in professional retraining. He works as an independent real estate consultant and is training to become a commercial pilot. He also gives regular English lessons.“I’m looking for myself but everything brings me back on the plane.”, He jokes. When she has free time, she likes to carry her three children in the air. “My three-year-old daughter cries if she sees me take her away. It could be the beginning of a career … “