Launching Air Help from PDF?

Hello all,
We have a AIR help application that is installed with our software. This help app has many bookmarks in it and our application can open it in a context sensitive way.
We are considering creating a "quick start" guide as a .PDF  that, instead of being a reference is more of a "how to". However, it would be really nice if we could make links inside that .PDF to launch the AIR Help application in a similar way to our application.
I'm not an expert at Acrobat or AIR, but rather the programmer who wrote the code to launch the help from our application (which is written in C++). Could somebody point me in the direction I need to look in order to launch our AIR Help from the .PDF? I see there's a way to add a javascript link, but all the JS code I've seen seemed pretty cumbersome if one were to attempt to add it to every single contextual link. And given that they are both Adobe products, I feel there must be a more built-in way to do this.
Thanks for your time!
Tim

Hi Tim,
I was wondering if you have figured out how to launch Air Help from a PDF?
I am having to do the same thing but not having much success finding a solution.
Thank you,
Abbey

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