Properly fitted in his suit, Ironwood Ridge High School student, Austin Thacker, middle, 15, and members of his family find themselves surrounded by members of the 55th Rescue Squadron during a tour at Davis Monthan Air Force Base as part of "Pilot for a Day" program. On the left is his younger brother Colton, his mother Jennifer, his father Scott and his grandfather, David Smith standing behind him.

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