WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - As we head into the last day of Riverfest, families are packing in to make memories, some of them from hundreds of feet in the air.

4-year-old Kenny had the time of his life at Riverfest on Friday, and it had nothing to do with the rides or even the cotton candy.

“It was amazing. It was pretty cool. It was a little scary at parts.”

Karissa Ceynar and Charles Queen strapped up with little Kenny for a fan-favorite at the festival, a flight around town in a helicopter.

“The biggest thing about going to DWTA for a helicopter ride during Riverfest is definitely not only looking at your town that you're in, but getting the experience that not very many people get very often,” said Isaiah Jimenez with DWTA Helicopters.

Jimenez says the company has been giving rides at Riverfest for years, and while they work several other events each year, he says this one is his favorite.

“It warms my heart knowing that people, seeing especially the young kids hoping to get an experience close to an aircraft and being able to sit in the helicopter and talk to each other with microphones and headsets,” said Jimenez.

Jimenez says as much work as it takes to spend an entire week giving ride after ride, seeing the look on people like little Kenny’s faces as they step out of the cockpit will never get old.

"Kids being able to talk to parents about how much fun it was, and also people facing their fears on a thing that not many people can do often is going in the sky and coming back down," said Jimenez.

"I've never done anything like that before. So it was really cool. Yeah, I've never done the helicopter thing either. Was kind of undescribable looking down at everything like it's just a little ant on the ground," said Ceynar and Queen.

Ceynar says it’s a memory the family will share forever, and as much fun as he had, little Kenny did admit that he wasn’t a huge fan of the landing.

“It makes my tummy a little bit hurty,” he said.

Flights will continue through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm.