Texoma airline Judah 1 takes maiden voyage

Published: Jun. 18, 2019 at 5:54 PM CDT
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Ryan Retan says he is excited to be one of the 19 people that hopped Judah 1's MD 83 heading to Anchorage Alaska Monday morning.

"One, I'm going to Alaska with my dad for the first time. And two, I'm helping out people, I'm a helper," said Retan.

The crew will spend their time in Alaska building a camp for Autistic children.

Ryan says this trip means more to him, because he too, has battled autism.

"I know God has always been on my side, and I'm very grateful," said Retan.

Judah 1 is partnering with a Houston area church and a church in Alaska to help with the project, as they will tear out and repurpose several rooms at a local church to help build the equipment they're bringing.

"We've got roofers, we've got electricians and network engineers, and painters. These are just regular people coming in to put their hands in the pot so we can change the lives of these kids," said Judah 1 founder Everett Aaron.

Judah 1's crew will be in Alaska through Sunday.

"The biggest thing we want to see out of this is we can't wait to see the difference it makes in these kids lives. Alaska has a huge need for this, its so huge, so sparse, there's nothing there. We really wanna see the difference it makes for these kids," said Aaron.

"We'll be helping a lot of people," said Retan.