080624- Michael Locke,left, of Manhattan Beach, and California Flight Center flight instructor Sonny Maliksi, right, fly over Long Beach after flying out of the Long beach Airport. Michael was hit by a car while riding his bike in August of 2007and is a pediatric rehab patient at Miller Children's Hospital, became a pilot for a day. He and his father Scott took a private instructor assisted flight over the sights of LB and the south bay area aboard a Cessna. All part of The Spirit of Suzi Foundation, a non-profit org whose purpose is to bring flight to children with traumatic brain injury and other disabilities. The foundation is named after Suzi Hesseltine, a young pilot who tragically died in a non-flying accident at age 18.
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