|By Carmelo Turdo|
In Part 1 of this series, we looked back on Dick Horowitz's retirement as Chief Pilot for the Wings of Hope Medical Relief and Air Transport Program (MAT) last November. In Part 2, we shared reflections on his nine-year service at Wings of Hope. Here in Part 3, The Aero Experience presents highlights from an aviation career that took Dick Horowitz around the world and to the Gateway City.
In 2018, Dick Horowitz received the Wright Brothers "Master Pilot Award" from the Federal Aviation Administration in recognition of fifty years of safe flying over a career that has logged about 26,000 flight hours. From his first flight with a college friend to the present day, he humbly sees himself as a life-long student aviator.
"Even though I have licenses that say other things, I am absolutely, definitely, a student pilot," Horowitz told The Aero Experience. "I have never had a flight...where I haven't learned something."