100-year-old World War II Veteran Flies Plane On Birthday
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“100 Years Old And Still Going Up!”
Most people celebrating their 100th birthday usually wants a nice and calm family dinner. But Carl May, a WWII veteran, knew of a better way to celebrate his life’s milestone – he wanted to fly again once more.
Carl May, who has 13 children, 31 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren, took to the skies in Medford, New Jersey, in front of his supportive family.
“It’s an excitement just to see all the family here. Usually, families don’t get along like this one does. And I thank God for that,” said the proud veteran.
May piloted B-26 bombers for 32 missions during the Second World War and flew light airplanes out of Orly Field in Paris afterward.
“It’s something that once you learn, it’s pretty easy to maintain it,” he said.
And he showed just that with his performance that day. He took off and landed better than anyone would have expected! What a legend!