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Flights of Gratitude is a 501c3 non-profit organization using private aviation to support military veterans and their families during and after military service.

IRS EIN #84-1826488

PA Entity #6891528


Royce Repka

President & Founder

Royce served in the US Army as an Airborne Counter-Intelligence Agent, including 2 tours to Iraq.  Following military service, Royce followed his joy of aviation and earned a degree in aviation from Liberty University.  Royce saw a need to help fellow veterans and founded Flights of Gratitude in order to help fill that need.


Scott Kolowitz

Board Member

Scott is a Pennsylvania native who moved to Colorado in 1999.  Scott is a construction inspector who ensures the quality and safety of residential and commercial buildings before granting occupancy permits.  Scott’s father is a Vietnam Veteran who served on the USS Constellation and USS America.  Scott has been involved with Flights of Gratitude since day 1 and feels fortunate to be able to thank those who served.


Audrey Repka

Board Member

Audrey is a retired court stenographer with a strong connection to the military.  Her father served in the Navy during WWII, her husband and son-in-law served in the Air Force, her son, served in the Army, and she is a member of her local American Legion auxiliary.  Her support of veterans continues in her work with Flights of Gratitude.


Jack Sanders

Board Member

Jack is a California native who moved to Pennsylvania in 2006. Jack is a team leader for a company that develops cost-saving software for healthcare insurance companies.  Jack is passionate about serving others and has been an integral part of Flights of Gratitude since its inception.

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