AirVenture Oshkosh brings Airman home

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  • By Staff Sgt. Chad Padgett
  • 436th AW Public Affairs
On July 31, 20 crew members from the 436th and 512th Airlift Wing took a Dover C-5M Super Galaxy to Wisconsin to be part of the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh, one of the nation's largest air shows.

For many of the crew, this was a chance to interact with the public, but for Tech. Sgt. Scott Horant, it was a chance to return home. Growing up in Wisconsin, Sergeant Horant was a regular visitor to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

"Starting from the age of six my uncle actually started bringing me to this air show. He's the one who got me into aviation," said Sergeant Horant. "Every summer my mom and dad would always make sure that I had time free to go to the air show."

After high school, Sergeant Horant entered into the pilot training program at the Fox Valley Technical College, which held classes on the Oshkosh airfield.

"Growing up I got to see this air show, then I actually got to fly on this airfield," said Sergeant Horant. "Now I get to bring one of the aircraft I work on to show to everyone."

After landing at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Sergeant Horant was greeted by friends and family members.

"I got to spend a lot of time with my dad and my little brother," said Sergeant Horant. "It was great to have the experience of coming here to show the aircraft to everybody, and then to have my family there and to be able to spend some time with them just made it that much better."