Old, Bold Pilots Get Back In The Cockpit

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“You’re here and you’re 102 years old, and you say, 'Man, this is where I started,’” said retired Air Force test pilot Gerhard Schriever as he climbed in the cockpit of a vintage Boeing PT-17 Stearman on Thursday.


At an event put on by the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, former World War II pilots like Schriever were given the chance to fly the PT-17 Stearman aircraft they learned to pilot as young airmen.

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