Sunday Dec 14 2008 comments Nonprofit Takes Flight By: Photos by Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal -A +A Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalSusan takes photos of Garcia after the flight. Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalSusan talks with her son about his experience after the flight. Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalBartczak, who piloted the flight, talks with Garcia after their return. Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal"It was cool," said Garcia, with his mom behind him, of his first helicopter ride. Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalGarcia flashes the peace sign to the waiting crowd as he returns from the aerial tour. Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalAs the helicopter takes flight, Susan puts a hand on Garcia's shoulder and could feel him "tensing up" when he got excited. Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalWith his parents right behind him, Garcia excitedly waits for takeoff. Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalBartczak explains where he'll be taking Garcia and his parents before takeoff. Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalPegasus Project founder and pilot Lance Bartczak, along with wife and Pegasus Project secretary Marie (right) presents Garcia with a plaque, hat and stuffed pegasus to commemorate the non-profit's first flight and Andrew its inagural recipient. "We at the Pegasus Project are honored he (Andrew) will forever remain our first," said Bartzcak. Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalAndrew Garcia was Pegasus Project's first helicopter ride recipient. Ashley Baer/Auburn JournalOn the sunny yet cold Saturday morning, Garcia waits for the flight to begin with his parents, Susan and David.