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Pilot for a Day: Sergio Quiroz

Sergio Quiroz and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Curley, 357th Fighter Squadron commander, pose for a photo after Quiroz was sworn in as an honorary pilot during the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Sergio Quiroz and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Curley, 357th Fighter Squadron commander, pose for a photo after Quiroz was sworn in as an honorary pilot during the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Padilla, 355th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, explains how to don a pilot helmet to Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Padilla, 355th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, explains how to don a pilot helmet to Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot for the 357th Fighter Squadron, tests out an oxygen mask during the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot for the 357th Fighter Squadron, tests out an oxygen mask during the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Padilla, 355th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, helps Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot, put on a G-suit during part of Quiroz’ base tour for the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air-Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jose Padilla, 355th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, helps Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot, put on a G-suit during part of Quiroz’ base tour for the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air-Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

A map signed by a member of the 357th Fighter Squadron sits on a table before being presented to Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot who visited the squadron for the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

A map signed by a member of the 357th Fighter Squadron sits on a table before being presented to Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot who visited the squadron for the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Anthony, 357th Fight Squadron Pilot for a Day host pilot, leads Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot, and his cousins to an A-10C Thunderbolt II static during the Pilot for Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Anthony, 357th Fight Squadron Pilot for a Day host pilot, leads Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot, and his cousins to an A-10C Thunderbolt II static during the Pilot for Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Anthony, 357th Fight Squadron Pilot for a Day host pilot, teaches Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot, and his cousins about the A-10C Thunderbolt II during a tour for the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Anthony, 357th Fight Squadron Pilot for a Day host pilot, teaches Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot, and his cousins about the A-10C Thunderbolt II during a tour for the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Anthony, 357th Fight Squadron Pilot for a Day host pilot, explains controls to Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot who was inducted into the squadron during the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Anthony, 357th Fight Squadron Pilot for a Day host pilot, explains controls to Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot who was inducted into the squadron during the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Alexander Cano observes the flightline through binoculars during a tour with his cousin, Sergio Quiroz who was inducted into the 357th Fighter Squadron for the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Alexander Cano observes the flightline through binoculars during a tour with his cousin, Sergio Quiroz who was inducted into the 357th Fighter Squadron for the Pilot for a Day program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot with the 357th Fighter Squadron, flies an A-10C Thunderbolt II simulator during his Pilot for a Day program tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)
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Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot with the 357th Fighter Squadron, flies an A-10C Thunderbolt II simulator during his Pilot for a Day program tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. The Pilot for a Day program invites local young individuals battling severe illnesses and conditions to be a guest of the 355th Fighter Wing and one of D-M's flying squadrons for an entire day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot with the 357th Fighter Squadron, tests out a parachute simulator during his Pilot for a Day program tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)
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Sergio Quiroz, an honorary pilot with the 357th Fighter Squadron, tests out a parachute simulator during his Pilot for a Day program tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2014. During the visit, Quiroz was inducted into the 357th FS where him and his cousins tried on pilot flight equipment, visited the A-10 and parachute simulators and toured the air traffic control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)