Local World War II veterans fly in former war planes

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by HONORA SWANSON & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 19 at 5:42 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- World War II veterans took to the skies Friday in planes similar to the one they used to fly overseas during the war.

Non-profit Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation volunteers go around the country to bring the flight experience to the World War II vets. The organization mainly focuses on World War II veterans who live in retirement communities. Sponsors help the foundation take 150 people back into the flight.

Friday afternoon several local veterans got the chance to step back into the cockpit of a Boeing Stearman. The Stearman is the plane most veterans trained on during the war. This is a flight most of the veterans haven’t taken for 60 to 70 years.

The organization will continue to provide this memorable trip for about 150 veterans around the country.

If you or a family member would like to sign up click here.

 

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