‘Kids take Flight’ offers once in a lifetime opportunity for local families

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CLEVELAND, OH – It’s a day Jack Keaton and his brother Max will never forget.

The pair was invited to meet some of the pilots from the U.S. Navy Super Hornets Tactical Demonstration team. The team is in town for the Cleveland National Air Show this weekend.

“Oh it was great. They were so excited the last two days,” said their dad, Tim Keaton.

None of this would’ve been possible without 'Kids in Flight.' The non-profit organization gives children with serious illnesses and disabilities the chance to fly and take part in other aviation-related activities.

"It's just a great day for the kids and they can just be kids without having to worry about doctors or anything else,” said organizer, Paul Riedy.

One of the pilots is actually from Akron. His name is Lt. Ben Kovesci.

He said he’s happy to be back at home and is looking forward to performing in the air show.

"I knew from a very early time that this is what I wanted to do when I grew up. And for them to have this opportunity to actually come and see the jets and talk to the guys that do it, has got to be fantastic for them and we're just happy to do it,” he said.

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