Team Vermont prepares to head home from the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.
The Cessna Airlift (Click here to see all our coverage) began at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning and continued through 4:30 p.m. with more than 170 Cessna Citation aircraft flying roughly 800 Special Olympics athletes and their coaches to their homes across the country. It was the final send-off event of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb.
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A Cessna Citation jet takes off from the Lincoln Airport carrying Special Olympic athletes as part of the Cessna Airlift.
Florida Special Olympics athletes check in for their flight home. Florida was the first team to leave Saturday morning.
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Video by Barney McCoy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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