It was a day to remember for little heroes families at Goolwa on 1 March.

Local pilots took seriously ill children and their families supported by Little Heroes Foundation on incredible flights over the Murray Mouth and southern coastline.

The 76 people who came couldn’t wipe away their smiles. Some even described it as ‘one of the best days of their lives’!

The event was the brainchild of pilot and Little Heroes Foundation supporter, Brendon Smart, who said pilots were more than willing to donate their time and aircraft.

“A lot of people don’t have access to having a flight in a small aircraft and it’s a great thrill,” said Brendon.

L-R Chris McDermott, Brendon Smart, Nellie Ion and Sam Ion.

Little Heroes Foundation Chairman, Chris McDermott said the Foundation simply wanted to do something nice for the families it supports.

“It’s just an opportunity for the families Little Heroes Foundation looks after to have a day out, go up in a plane and take the kids up there.”

Special thanks to Richard and Geoff Eastwood from Goolwa Airport for their generous assistance on the day and all at the Rotary Club of Goolwa for providing a free sausage sizzle, drinks and ice creams!

Take a look at Seven News’ coverage of the day…