A Tomahawk pilot joins the best of the best in aviation this weekend after receiving a lifetime achievement award.
The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is an honor for only the most distinguished flyers in the country. Now, Bob Lussow is one of those 2,100 recipients.
"Kind of makes me feel old," Lussow said. "I think there's a bit of luck involved, I think there's a bit of skill. There's the old addage, there's old pilots and there's bold pilots, but there's no 'old, bold pilots' really fits."
The Federal Aviation Administration presents the award to pilots who have logged 50 or more years of safe flying--that means no accidents or incidents without just cause.
"It comes from the administrator of the FAA and his boss is the president," Lussow said. "And the president has to sign off on it. And it's signed by the administrator. And I'm pretty proud of that."
The almost 70-year-old has been flying for 54 years. He worked for Delta Airlines for 32 years and he owns and operates the flight school at the Tomahawk Airport. But Lussow says he's far from making his final landing anytime soon.
"I'll give up my car before I give up my airplane," he said.
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