'Young eagle' takes flight at MCAS Miramar

Posted at 1:59 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 16:59:42-04

MIRAMAR, Calif. (KGTV) - A lucky San Diegan was given the ride of a lifetime in the skies about San Diego Thursday.

David Delgado, 14, was chosen to take part in the Young Eagles program, which sets up youth with the opportunity to fly with pilots and experience the joys of flight. Pilot Sean D. Tucker took Delgado high above the ground in one of his Team Oracle planes for a taste of what it's like to be a pilot.

GALLERY: Delgado takes flight over MCAS Miramar

Tucker can be seen flying a different plane, the Oracle Challenger III, during the Miramar Air Show festivities running throughout the weekend.

10News digital producer Mark Saunders was able to capture the action from the photo plan flying alongside the two. Check out the video and photos above for a look at Delgado's big flight.