Photos by David
WhiteKnightTwo pilot Pete Siebold presents Serena Kroon with a
flight bag and personalized White Knight crew ID badge. Serena and
her family visited AirVenture on Saturday with the Make-A-Wish
Amelia (left) and
Abby Gorton sit in the cockpit of WhiteKnightTwo on Saturday
morning. They were guests of EAA at AirVenture, through the
August 1, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin -
Four youngsters ages 5 to 12 from the
Appleton, Wisconsin, chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation are spending
the day with their families at AirVenture today as guests of EAA and the
U.S. Customs & Border Protection service.
This morning they visited Virgin Galactic's
WhiteKnightTwo on AeroShell Square where pilot Pete Siebold and other
crewmembers took the kids through the cockpit and talked about the
aircraft and its mission.
Other planned activities today include Bell
47 helicopter rides and a flight on EAA's Ford Tri-motor, lunch at the Air
Academy Lodge, a visit to the ultralight area, and front-row seats in the
performers' tent during the afternoon air show. The kids and their
families came from Appleton, Green Bay, Fond du Lac, and Manitowoc.
Founded in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation
grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions,
giving them and their families hope, strength and joy.
AirVenture has been hosting children and
families from Make-A-Wish for more than 20 years. Make-A-Wish Field Office
Director Jackie VerVoort said, "EAA is really treating us first
Learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation