Altus AFB Pilot For A Day

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          ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Twelve year-old Maddy Hunt of Lawton will spend a day as a pilot at Altus Air Force Base, April 14th, 2017.

    On Friday, Maddy will join pilots and crew members of the 58th Airlift Squadron to learn more about what it means to fly for the United States Air Force.

    Her day will include time in air refueling and C-17 training simulators, a Military Working Dog demonstration, tours of both KC-135 and C-17 aircraft and a swearing-in ceremony.

    This event is part of the “Pilot for a Day” program, designed to benefit children and their families in the community who have catastrophic illnesses. For many children with catastrophic, but not "terminal" illnesses, the Pilot for a Day Program can be a significant part of their recovery.

      For more information or to cover the event contact Public Affairs at 580-481-7700 no later than 72 hours in advance. Media attending must arrive no later than 7:30 a.m.