Pilots donating flights for Make-a-Wish fundraiser Saturday
10/17/2013 6:14 AM
08/08/2014 10:19 AM
At least nine pilots are donating their time, airplanes and fuel on Saturday giving flights to the public to raise money for Make-a-Wish children.
The event, Wishes Over Wichita, allows the pilots to share their love of aviation and make a difference in a child’s life, said Matt Sanders, Make-a-Wish Foundation Wichita chapter chairman of the board.
Last year, pilots gave 150 rides to the public.
Passengers donate a minimum of $40, which is used to grant a wish for a Make-a-Wish child.
“All the money goes to pay for a wish for a child,” Sanders said. “That only happens because the pilots are so generous.”
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stearman Field in Benton.
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