OSHKOSH, Wis. – Hollywood actor and avid pilot Harrison Ford is set to take an Illinois teenager flying in Wisconsin.
The "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star is scheduled to fly Thursday afternoon at the AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 air show.
His passenger will be 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop of Westchester, Illinois. She 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 is taking 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.