Jim’s wish to fly in a glider comes true after almost 60 years.
Since he was a young boy, Jim had wanted to fly but was told he was too tall and could never be a pilot. After almost 60 years, WAY was able to help make Jim’s wish a reality. When asked about his day, his reply was “I owe a huge thank you to WAY. Because of this organization, I went up in a glider on a perfect day with an amazing young pilot. We climbed to 5,000 feet and then proceeded to descend back to earth. It was truly incredible! I had wanted to glide since I was a teenager and while I was in the sky I remembered what it was that got it going in the first place: “Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the sky on laughter silvered wings…” I can go on but don’t need to. If you don’t know the poem, look it up and you will understand how I felt. It’s called ‘High Flight’.
Video Credit – New Brooklyn Media
Special Thanks – The Debert Cadet Flying Training Centre