Pilots donating flights for Make-a-Wish fundraiser Saturday

At least nine pilots are donating their time, airplanes and fuel on Saturday giving flights to the public to raise money for Make-a-Wish children.

The event, Wishes Over Wichita, allows the pilots to share their love of aviation and make a difference in a child’s life, said Matt Sanders, Make-a-Wish Foundation Wichita chapter chairman of the board.

Last year, pilots gave 150 rides to the public.

Passengers donate a minimum of $40, which is used to grant a wish for a Make-a-Wish child.

“All the money goes to pay for a wish for a child,” Sanders said. “That only happens because the pilots are so generous.”

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stearman Field in Benton.