Air Capital Insider

October 17, 2013

Pilots donating flights for Make-a-Wish fundraiser Saturday

Air Capital Insider

Jerry Siebenmark shares inside knowledge of Wichita's aviation industry.

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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