Harrison Ford takes 16-year-old girl on flight at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh
OSHKOSH — Hollywood actor and avid pilot Harrison Ford took an Illinois teenager flying in Wisconsin.
The “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” star flew Thursday afternoon, July 28th at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.
His passenger, 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop of Westchester, Illinois won a national contest though the Young Eagle program, which uses pilot and ground volunteers to introduce children to flying.
Ford served as chairman of the program from 2004 to 2009.
Ford took her flying to help celebrate the program reaching 2 million members.
Program participants get free, online learn-to-fly program, along with a free flight lesson and access to flight training and college scholarships. Gawthrop is getting a $7,500 flight training scholarship.