Up, up and away the biplane way

Jul 31st, 2019 | By | Category: Adventures

Residents of Village Concepts Retirement Communities of Burien could check one more thing off their bucket list by taking a flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane on July 10.

The flights were part of Village Concepts’ Project Bucket List to enrich their residents’ lives and grant lifelong dreams. Each biplane passenger took a 15 or 20-minute flight 1,000 feet above Renton in the open-cockpit plane, courtesy of Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, a Carson City, Nev.-based non-profit organization that has made more than 3,000 Dream Flights honoring seniors and U.S. military veterans in long-term care facilities.

Taking the flights out of Renton Airport were several veterans, including Delbert Lainer and Ron Miller (Air Force), Louise Ashby, who was a nurse for the Navy, and Jordan Perrine, who served in the Army.