If you want to know the history of aviation, talk to one who’s been through it, step by step.
Dennis McCarthy’s Aviation pioneer, 96, was born ready to fly tells the story of Dale "Andy" Anderson, who earned his flight school admission by driving his friens back and forth from college.
He flew bombing missions over Germany and France in WWII, including his fair share of brushes with death. He rose to the rank of colonel after 25 years in the Air Force.
Later in life, he partnered with an old flying pal, Percy Spencer, to design a four-passenger amphibian aircraft.
It just goes to show you, once you’ve got that itch to fly, nothing can stop you. Read more about Anderson at the link.