Fighter Pilot Experience

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Name: Fighter Pilot Experience
Date: April 24, 2017
Time: 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Event Description:
We invite you to experience a day in the life of a fighter pilot at Madison's 115th Fighter Wing! Many young professionals may know about Madison's Air National Guard Base, the 115th Fighter Wing, but did you know that the base and its employees contribute approximately $100 million in economic impact to the region each year? Additionally, they provide all emergency and fire services to the Dane County Regional Airport, representing a significant value to the airport and taxpayers. Currently, the 115th Fighter Wing houses an early model of the F-16 aircraft, which are expected to be retired in the 2020's once they have reached a certain number of flight hours. Bases are currently being selected by the Air Force to host the F-35A, a natural successor to the F-16 for training and mission purposes. Acquiring the F-35 would position selected units for continued operations for years to come. The 115th Fighter Wing is among five candidate bases currently are under evaluation, and the Air Force will decide in late 2017 or 2018 if Truax Air National Guard Base will be chosen as one of two Air National Guard bases to receive the aircraft. Come to this event to learn not only what the fighter pilot experience is like, but what YOU as a young professional can do to help the Together Truax mission to bring the F-35s to Madison! RSVP HERE: Event Timeline 7:15-7:45am Networking and Coffee provided by Porter, 7:45-8 Sit in the Pilot's Briefing room and hear from the Air National Guard, 8-8:15 Head out to the briefing area for the day's "mission" 8:15-8:30 Walk to the fire station to hear from Brett Halverson of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce about Together Truax, 8:30-9 Get up close and personal with the F-16 jet, 9:00am Stand near the jets as they take off for their "mission." This event is part of YPWeek in Madison, WI! Thank you to the supporters of this event: Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce 115th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard Porter Coffee House
115th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard Madison
Date/Time Information:
Monday, April 24, 7:15 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Contact Information:
Erin Ladwig
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