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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Veterans take historic flight over Thermopolis

 

June 27, 2017

Marcus Huff

Army veteran Bob Keith prepares for takeoff during hsi free flight from Ageless Aviation Dreams, a non-profit group that gives flights to senuior veterans in historic aircraft. The group visited the Hot Springs County Airport on Saturday.

THERMOPOLIS – Five veterans from the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis took a flight in a 1940s Boeing Stearman on Saturday, courtesy of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans.

"The Stearman is the kind of plane they would have used as a trainer during the war," noted Hot Springs Airport Manager Nate Messenger.

Messenger first met Mark and Diane Winterboer, founders of Ageless Aviation Dreams, when the couple landed their plane at the airport for fuel several months ago. The pri...



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