Pilot for the Day

What is the Pilot for a Day Program?


The Check-6 Foundation, Inc. supports the children and families that have been selected for the Pilot for a Day Program that is conducted at Joint Base Andrews.

Twice a year, a terminally ill child is selected by the Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC and is invited to become a “pilot” for a day. The event itself is comprised of a day full of activities revolving around the child’s dream and interest in aviation. Our pilot is given:


A personalized Flight Suit

Flies a Simulator

A tour of a KC-135 Stratotanker

A tour of a F-16 Viper

A visit of the Air Traffic Control Tower

Lunch aboard a C-40

and Much More!


The foundation’s goal is to present each Pilot for a Day child with a Check-6 helmet bag filled with gifts and and a check to help with the expenses of unrelenting medical bills.


Support One Of Our Pilots Today

Make dreams come true and donate to a pilot today. Your donation will be used to help our future pilots and their families.

Selected to Be a Pilot for a Day?

Please fill out the our questionnaire by clicking on the link below. The more detail you can provide the better experience your child will have. 

If you have any issues submitting the form, please download the file here, fill it out and email to info@check6.org.