Local vets take to the skies – again – thanks to volunteers

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CHICAGO -- Some Chicago area World War II vets got a chance to get back in the pilot’s seat this afternoon.

For the past few years, a nonprofit group has been running the “Ageless Aviation Dream Flight.” It’s a program that allows some World War II pilots and other vets to get back in the plane they likely learned to fly on.

Mike Summers is a volunteer and one of the head pilots.

“We have a great time doing it and met wonderful people along the way,” he says.

The last time Robert Chadwick flew a plane, according to his log book was in June 1949.

“It was wonderful,” he says. “We went over to the lake and looked out over that water.”

Everyone landed safely with smiles to spare.

More info: Agelessaviationdreams.org

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