Astronaut Col. Irwin saw earth as few men have. He felt the awesome presence of God and experienced first hand evidence that showed how intricately God cares for us. Because of the extraordinary life changing event he came away from the moon flight with a profound sense of responsibility to all mankind. His famous quote "Jesus walking on the earth is more important than man walking on the moon", has been heard around the world echoing the deep transformation that took place in his soul.
To share his experience High Flight Foundation was formed in July 1972 to enable Col. Irwin and his family to encourage others to take a leap of faith and experience the Highest Flight possible with God.
Since the formation of High Flight Foundation we have embarked upon many diversified outreach programs, being Goodwill Ambassadors. Some of the endeavors have included the mobile space museum, Highest Flight Bibles on Airlines, Flags presented to Leaders, Project Uplift; speaking at schools, and a retreat for POW/MIA military families from the Vietnam War, as well as searching for biblical antiquities.
The Irwin family has also published the following books; authored by Col. Irwin - To Rule the Night, Destination Moon, More Than an Ark on Ararat, More Than an Earthling. Books authored by his wife Mary Irwin - The Moon Is Not Enough, Seeing The Invisible and Reflections in the Son.
The Irwin family and High Flight Foundation are on the same quest to reach the nations as Goodwill Ambassadors for the Prince of Peace. Since Col. Irwin's death in Aug, 1991 the family through High Flight has had the opportunity to present the national flags that were carried to the moon to the national leaders of Mongolia, Albania, Romania, and Ethiopia. We also have had the opportunity to give the flags to the State Governors of Colorado as well as Alaska.
We at High Flight are continuing to reach out to our fellow man at many different levels. Assisting each man to reach their Highest Flight through life because God cares.