Local Veterans Take To Sky In WWII Biplane
More than a dozen veterans took over the skies over Waukesha County Tuesday in a World War II bi-plane.
"I've wanted most of my life to fly in and open cockpit like a Stearman but I never had a chance,” said Robert Houck, a Korean War Veteran.
Houck was one of the first to take off off in a 1940s Boeing Stearman from Waukesha county airport Tuesday, an opportunity provided by the nonprofit Ageless Aviation Dreamers Foundation, and sponsored by Direct Supply and Capri Communities.
"Our mission is to give back to those who have given. And this generation has given us so much, this seems like the least we can do to put a little spring in their step by with the biplane flight," said Darryl Fisher of Ageless Aviation Dreamers Foundation
Marisa Vancos of Direct Supply, one of the sponsors which is able to provide the ride for free for veterans said, "it's such a great experience to hear the story of the veterans and their service and their live sense. And you know the exciting experience they get today and to see the look on their faces when they come down off the plane."