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Kids take flight in Make-A-Wish event

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23 2014 5:30 p.m. MST

Rylik Christensen, 8, of Bountiful, smiles as he prepares to take his first airplane ride with other Make-A-Wish Wish Kids in International Jet Aviations brightly painted Dream Chaser Lear jet at TAC Air in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Dream Chaser serves to give Wish Kids added hope, strength, and joy as they cruise through the clouds above the city. The rainbow Lear jet will remain brightly colored during its weeklong tour before being repainted and used again for commercial purposes.

LAURA SEITZ, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Kids involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Utah explored the wild blue yonder in International Jet Aviation’s brightly painted “Dream Chaser” Lear jet.

The children took off from TAC Air Thursday morning. Kids also had the opportunity to meet the pilots, sit in the cockpit, tour the hangar and sign their names on the rainbow-colored aircraft after their flights.

As a way to give back to the community, International Jet Aviation is donating the use of the jet to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Utah was chosen as one of five chapters to participate in the experience.

The rainbow Lear jet will remain brightly colored during its weeklong tour before being repainted and used again for commercial purposes.

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