125th Fighter Wing fulfills 'Top Gun' wish

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  • By Tech Sgt. Chelsea Smith
  • 125th Fighter Wing

The 125th Fighter Wing, in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish organization, fulfilled the wish of 10-year-old Easton to become a fighter pilot at the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida, Dec. 7, 2023. Easton underwent an exciting transformation as he stepped into the shoes of an F-15C Eagle fighter pilot for the day. The day included a swear-in ceremony, a tour of the flight line where he had the opportunity to watch jets takeoff, a sit inside the cockpit of an F-15, and tours of the fire department and air traffic control tower located at Jacksonville International Airport. For the tour, Easton wore a custom made flight suit as an honorary “eagle driver” and was granted the aviator call sign “Vibin’” by pilots of the 159th Fighter Squadron.