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Miles "Batkid" Scott becomes pilot for a day

Miles Scott, call sign,“Batkid”, reported for duty at the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., April 10, 2014. Scott is in remission from leukemia and had the opportunity to be a part of the Fighter Pilot for a Day program hosted by the 114th Fighter Squadron.  He donned a flight suit and helmet and Maj. Richard Giampietri, F-15 instructor pilot, escorted Scott to watch take-offs up close and personal, sit in the cockpit of a jet, and meet the crew chief and other maintenance personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson/released)

Miles Scott, call sign,“Batkid”, reported for duty at the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., April 10, 2014. Scott is in remission from leukemia and had the opportunity to be a part of the Fighter Pilot for a Day program hosted by the 114th Fighter Squadron. He donned a flight suit and helmet and Maj. Richard Giampietri, F-15 instructor pilot, escorted Scott to watch take-offs up close and personal, sit in the cockpit of a jet, and meet the crew chief and other maintenance personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson/released)

Maj. Richard Giampietri, a 114th Fighter Squadron Pilot shows Fighter Pilot for a Day Miles Scott, call sign, “Batkid” a replica of a live shell the F-15 carries as part of its armament at the 173rd Fighter Wing, April 10, 2014. The jet bears a batman symbol which crew chief Tech. Sgt. Cliff Rutledge had affixed to the jet in honor of Scott’s visit. Scott has battled leukemia and his doctors have recently said he is in remission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson/released)

Maj. Richard Giampietri, a 114th Fighter Squadron Pilot shows Fighter Pilot for a Day Miles Scott, call sign, “Batkid” a replica of a live shell the F-15 carries as part of its armament at the 173rd Fighter Wing, April 10, 2014. The jet bears a batman symbol which crew chief Tech. Sgt. Cliff Rutledge had affixed to the jet in honor of Scott’s visit. Scott has battled leukemia and his doctors have recently said he is in remission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson/released)

Miles Scott, call sign,“Batkid”, reported for duty at the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., April 10, 2014. Scott is in remission from leukemia and had the opportunity to be a part of the Fighter Pilot for a Day program hosted by the 114th Fighter Squadron. The jet bears a batman symbol which crew chief Tech. Sgt. Cliff Rutledge had affixed to the jet in honor of Scott’s visit. Scott has battled leukemia and his doctors have recently said he is in remission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson/released)

Miles Scott, call sign,“Batkid”, reported for duty at the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., April 10, 2014. Scott is in remission from leukemia and had the opportunity to be a part of the Fighter Pilot for a Day program hosted by the 114th Fighter Squadron. The jet bears a batman symbol which crew chief Tech. Sgt. Cliff Rutledge had affixed to the jet in honor of Scott’s visit. Scott has battled leukemia and his doctors have recently said he is in remission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson/released)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. --

The exploits of a local "superhero", Batkid, continued when Miles Scott, call sign,"Batkid", reported for duty at the 173rd Fighter Wing as part of the Pilot for a Day program. 

He donned the uniform of an F-15 pilot to include helmet, mask, and at one point even night vision goggles. Instructor pilot Maj. Richard Giampietri escorted he and his family to watch take-offs up-close and personal, sat Batkid in the cockpit of a jet, and introduced him to crew chief Tech. Sgt. Cliff Rutledge and other maintenance personnel.

Miles, a Tulelake, Calif. native, earned his call sign Nov. 15, 2013 on an historic day for the City of San Francisco and a young boy from the Klamath Basin. That was the day a new superhero emerged--Batkid, the sidekick to the older Batman.

The day was a special one for him and his parents Nick and Natalie in large part because Miles was there on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He became Batkid that day, but for his parents the special part was simply having Miles there at all after battling leukemia for several years.

At eighteen months he was diagnosed with the blood cancer, and in June 2013 he received his last chemo treatment; now doctors have pronounced him in remission.

Giampetri commissioned Batkid to serve a mission fit for a superhero; namely, to thwart a plan by super-villains The Riddler and Joker, who planned to use stolen Russian MiGs to wreak havoc on the world at large.

After his training across places like the parachute shop and Aircrew Flight Equipment, Miles was ready to face the villains and stepped into the 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 Simulator for his mission. He emerged victorious and with a wide smile

The 114th Fighter Squadron at Kingsley Field hosts the Fighter Pilot for a Day program, which brings children to the base to experience "a-day-in-the-life" of a Kingsley pilot. The Squadron began a new outreach in late 2009.