Kingsville - The Naval Air Station of Kingsville along with the Training Air Wing TWO welcomed 5 year-old Heather Trevino and her family to join them as October's Pilot for a Day. Trevino is a local resident of Alice and was excited to participate in the event on Tuesday morning.
Trevino is currently a patient at the Driscoll Children's Hospital Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic in Corpus Christi. Joining her was her parents as well as her sisters who were able to get a first-hand look at what it is like to be a pilot on the Naval Air Base.
The sponsoring squadron for the visit is Training Squadron Twenty-Two (VT-22). The sponsorship facilities include the Air Operations Department, Fire and Emergency Services, the Ground Training complex and the Paraloft.
While visiting the facilities Trevino was able to try on the actual flight gear pilots use when taking flight. In addition she was given her own flight suit which she wore while getting a close up look at the cock pit of an actual jet on the base.
After inspecting the aircraft Trevino was taken to see how the air traffic controllers monitor the comings-and-goings of the air traffic in the area. It was from here that Trevino and her family were able to take a tour of the flight tower and emergency services station of the air base.
Before concluding the tour Trevino was awarded her golden wings from the squadron.