JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A little boy with pediatric cancer will have the chance of a lifetime 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 15 to be a McChord Field “Pilot for a Day.”
Pilot for a Day is an Air Force program that enables challenged youth a chance to visit an Air Force base, becoming part of the team in the process. The participants are usually selected through a partnership with a community hospital or foster program.
Members of the 4th Airlift Squadron here will be hosting the day’s activities. Owain Weinert, the “Pilot for a Day”, will get to tour a C-17 Globemaster III, see military working dogs, experience an explosive ordnance disposal demo, “fly” in an aircraft simulator, and much more.
“It is an honor for us to host events like this,” said Capt. Stephen Vetek, 4th Airlift Squadron pilot and “Pilot for a Day” coordinator. “We hope to make this a special day for Owain and his family, and look forward to showing him ‘Airlift Excellence’ up close and personal.”