Soaring seniors

  • World War II veteran Colin Jones, 94, prepares for takeoff.

  • Volunteer pilot Mike Sommars with U.S. Army veteran Chuck Iverson, 83.

  • World War II veteran Ed Willems, 95, sits in the cockpit.

  • Ann Seufert, whose husband was a commander of the Seabees for 25 years, finishes her flight.

  • Eight older adults were scheduled to fly April 7, but rain prevented three of them from flying. Pictured here are, front row: Mary Van Velzer, Al Rosenthal, Ann Seufert and Colin Jones. Back row: Vince Van Velzer, Chuck Iverson, Ed Willems and Mac Laurence.

  • Lanyards awaited all participants.

  • Dream Flyers flew in this 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane.

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The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation gives biplane rides to military veterans living in long-term care communities. April 7, the organization helped five World War II and Korean War veterans take to the skies in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at the Fullerton Municipal Airport in Orange County, CA. All photos by jandrew67 on Flckr, used with permission.

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