Our Mission

Our Vision

Our vision is to show our Veterans how much we honor them and appreciate the sacrifices they have made to ensure the people of our nation continue to enjoy the freedoms and independence we have been afforded as Americans.

The Mission

Our mission is to honor our veteran’s one flight at a time. It is our way of expressing our thanks for their selfless efforts. To ensure they know their value to us by providing to them a memorable flight experience specifically tailored to their life experiences while taking into account their current health condition and any other important factors. Ultimately it is our way of expressing our sincere thanks.

The Program

To participate in our program, Elevate Our Vets can help identify selected recipients, and or Veterans may enroll through, website, Facebook etc... Once the entries are received we will either have a drawing or and add the person drawn to our flight schedule. Veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam and those with terminal illnesses will receive priority scheduling.

Ride benefactors to receive Elevate Our Vets/Corporate T’-Shirt (optional) military wrist band, and edited digital movie of the ride.


Aircraft available as follows:1 Pitts S2C biplane, 2 Carbon Cubs, 1 Cessna C-206 (subject to change) and 1 Cirrus G3. Each can have Elevate Our Vets Logo’s if requested, as well Elevate Our Vets corporate approved Logo’s on matching team attire and pilots flight suit.

The Team

Scotty Crandlemire

Founder - Director - Chief Pilot

Darren Drinkall

Pilot - Board of Directors

Jim Thorp

Pilot - Board of Directors

Dell Coller

Pilot - Board of Directors
Dell Coller:  Dell is the quintessential “airport kid”. With a grandfather having fought in WWII on Spitfires and a Dad who was an air traffic controller and pilot for 50 years, Dell has aviation in his blood.

Buying a Cessna 150 at 16 with some friends, Dell learned to fly early on. Also interested in all things mechanical, Dell combined his interests with his sense of duty and served 6 years with the Air National Guard as a crew chief on the C-130 Hercules.

Having gained valuable experience from the best, he went on to achieve all the necessary ratings to become a successful business jet pilot.

While traveling the world in Falcons, Challengers and Gulfstreams, Dell never forgot his early passion for the pure joy of flight and managed to build and restore several aircraft while working full time. Dell cultivated his aircraft building expertise, as well as his ever progressing aerobatic proficiency, and both are reflected in his aircraft designs. Success with aerobatic aircraft, and other opportunities, lead Dell to leave the business jet world behind and focus his energy and skills to aircraft improvements and custom builds.

Dell is the master builder, and airshow pilot of the 1929 replica taper wing Jet Waco, also known as Screaming Sasquatch. His love for aviation innovation lead him to his next project, the twin fuselage Yak 110.

I introduce to you my dream, and passion; “Elevate our Veterans”. As the founder of this worthy and rewarding organization, I offer an opportunity to literally “lift our vets” in a flight of appreciation, honor and in thanks to our veterans for their noble service rendered to our great nation. Our goal, through an initial startup effort, is to find one veteran per week, no matter what their handicap, age, or other challenges, and bring them along for an unbelievable “fun flight” high in the sky. It is our way to reach out, and “pay it forward”, a gift of a flight in thanks. At completion, each awarded recipient receives an “accommodation thank you certificate” in/of their service to our country, in addition to; a video of the experience, and a beautiful "Elevate Our Vets" shirt symbolizing the event.

Ultimately, what we are is true to life homegrown effort with a passion for flying and bringing joy to our veterans by sharing our good blessings. I hope everything contained within displays to you our commitment and level of passion to Elevate Our Veterans.  EOV is an established and approved 501c3, any financial support could be afforded EOV would be welcomed.

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