>>A LOCAL ORGANIZATION FLYING HIGH TO HELP LIFT THE LIVES OF OUR YOUTH. TODAY, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER HOUSTON ORGANIZED TRIPS ABOARD A HELICOPTER AS PARTOF A FUNDRAISING COMPETITION. SAMANTHA PTASHKIN WAS THERE FOR THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE.>>Reporter: AFTER A QUICK SAFETY LESSON AND A PICTURE IN THE PILOT SEAT, HAVEN DUNCAN WAS READY FOR HIS FIRST EVER FLIGHT. ALL ABOARD THIS 12-SEATER HELICOPTER USED BY A COMPANY CALLED BRISTOW THAT TYPICALLY PROVIDES TRANSPORTATION FOR PEOPLE TO OIL RIGS IN THE GULF.>>THIS IS A NICE CHANGE OF PACE FOR US AND SO IT’S GOING TO BE GREAT TO SEE THESE KIDS GET EXCITED ABOUT BEING IN A HELICOPTER THAT MAY BE A A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.>>Reporter: HAVEN WAS ONE OF EIGHT KIDS FROM BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS WHO WON A SEAT ON THE CHOPPER, ALL OF THEM TOP FUNDRAISERS FOR THE BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LIFT UP MY LITTLE CAMPAIGN.>>AFTER I GOT OFF, I FELT A LITTLE SCARED, BUT ONCE I GOT — BUT ONCE I WAS IN THE AIR, I FELT OKAY.>>Reporter: SITTING ALONGSIDE THEIR MENTORS FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES, THEY GOT A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW OF HOUSTON.>>THIS WAS A FIRST FOR BOTH OF US, AND IT WAS REALLY COOL TO SEE HIS REACTION AND HIM LOOK UP AND SEE MY REACTION TO CERTAIN THINGS.>>Reporter: A A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ADVENTURE EARNED THROUGH HARD WORK. IT’S A JOURNEY THESE KIDS WILL NEVER FORGET.>>IT FELT GOOD. NOW I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL