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Elderly Pilot #498666

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1978
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(Studio) Report is on Ernie English, born in 1903, just before Wright brothers flew plane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Morristown, Tennessee) English's lifetime desire to learn to fly, which he couldn't manage till he retired, reported His service in Army and work as airplane mechanic afterwards noted. English's building of own biplane and celebration of 75th birthday by flying it mentioned. [ENGLISH - won't go into advanced aircraft. Built biplane because he wanted one grandpa could fly. Doesn't think 75 is too old to fly in open cockpit. Thinks when person retires, they should get something else to do. Can't describe how it feels to be able to fly. Recommends it for others his age.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Chancellor, John;
Jones, Kenley

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