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141st hosts "Pilot for a Day"

Col. Daniel Swain, 141st Air Refueling Wing commander, presents "Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch with his pilot completion certificate Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

Col. Daniel Swain, 141st Air Refueling Wing commander, presents "Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch with his pilot completion certificate Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

"Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch issues landing instructions to a virtual pilot during his visit to the air traffic control simulator Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

"Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch issues landing instructions to a virtual pilot during his visit to the air traffic control simulator Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

"Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch sits in the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker during a tour Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

"Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch sits in the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker during a tour Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

Col. Ryan Samuelson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, welcomes "Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch to the start of his training Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

Col. Ryan Samuelson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, welcomes "Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch to the start of his training Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

Members of the 141st Air Refueling Wing pose with "Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch during a tour of a KC-135 Stratotanker static display Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

Members of the 141st Air Refueling Wing pose with "Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch during a tour of a KC-135 Stratotanker static display Mar. 1, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Stewart/Released)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Members of the 141st Air Refueling Wing hosted "Pilot for a Day" candidate Gabe Tesch for a tour of Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Gabe spent the day visiting several work centers throughout the base receiving hands on instruction and briefings on what it takes to be a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot. The "Pilot for a Day" program provides disadvantaged or seriously ill children a chance to spend the day with members of the Washington Air National Guard training as an honorary pilot.