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Wish granted

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, Fla., 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. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Chelsea Smith)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Chelsea Smith
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CAMERA

NIKON Z 6_2

LENS

NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

APERTURE

28/10

SHUTTERSPEED

1/160

ISO

3200

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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