Veterans Honored with Flight in WWII Era Biplane

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Local veterans and seniors were honored Tuesday at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport during a one-by-one tour in a Boeing Stearman Biplane-- the same aircraft used to train many military aviators in the late 1930's and early 40's.

The event, Dream Flights, offers World War II veterans living in long-term care facilities a chance to fulfill their dream of flying.

The plane was piloted by Darryl Fisher, president of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans.

Tuesday, was third time the event has come to Stevens Point. During the event's first year, 50 senior veterans went on a dream flight. This year, the director says the goal is 400.

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