On April 9th, 2022 the Dallas Executive Airport partnered up with the Dallas Police Air One Unit and brought the “wow factor” to many excited children as they dropped hundreds of candy- and prize-filled Easter eggs.
During the Paint the Sky celebration, hundreds of colored eggs were dropped from a 206 Jet Ranger as it hovered over the Dallas Executive Airport. In addition to the egg drop, attendees got to enjoy music, art demonstrations, bounce houses, and a giant egg hunt which included over 50,000 eggs.
Due to COVID, we weren’t able to have this last year, so we certainly missed doing the egg drop,” Officer Moore said. “There is no better way to celebrate Easter than to have this many happy families come together and allow us the opportunity to bring smiles to their children’s faces.”
The Paint the Sky celebration began in 2016 and has grown every year. The event was free and garnered over 5000 children. “We are definitely coming back; my kids enjoyed every bit of it,” said Valerie. “Their favorite part is when the Easter Bunny arrived minutes before the helicopter came and dropped all those eggs”
The Dallas Executive Airport and Dallas Police Department would like to thank the many volunteers and sponsors including Commemorative Airforce, Jet Access, and Lyfe Aviation who made this possible.