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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Wings of Hope Salutes Career of MAT Chief Pilot Dick Horowitz

By Carmelo Turdo
Wings of Hope staff and volunteers gathered on Monday to salute Dick Horowitz as he completed his final flight as Chief Medical Relief and Air Transport (MAT) pilot. The traditional water cannon salute was provided by a Monarch Fire Protection District crew as the Piper Navajo taxied to the Wings of Hope hangar. Horowitz and other MAT volunteer pilots provide air transportation for patients needing specialized treatment in facilities around the Midwest within 600 miles of St. Louis. The MAT program served 218 patients and flew nearly 117,000 miles in 2019.

The Aero Experience thanks Dick Horowitz and Wings of Hope for all they do to serve others in need through aviation, and we will feature Dick Horowitz again in an upcoming interview and video presentation.

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