JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A Gig Harbor teen with Cystic Fibrosis will have the chance of a lifetime 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mar. 18 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. Josh Loux, the “Pilot for a Day”, will get to tour the Control Tower, 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. Raegan McDowell, 4th Airlift Squadron pilot and “Pilot for a Day” coordinator. “We hope to make this a special day for Josh, his family and friends, and look forward to showing him ‘Airlift Excellence’ up close and personal.”