Capri Vets Were Flying High
Last month, at Crites Field at the Waukesha County Airport, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, and Cold War veterans from Capri Communities took off on flights in a 1940s Boeing-Stearman, the airplane used to train military aviators in the late 30s and 40s, courtesy of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF). AADF is a nonprofit organization founded by Darryl Fisher to honor U.S. military veterans living in long-term care communities.
"I think it was neat," U.S. Navy veteran John T. said of the experience from the open-air cockpit. "With jets, you're way up high, you can't hardly see anything. With a biplane, you're down low enough to see what's going on."
Next year, our veterans will be able to fly in the Spirit of Wisconsin, a WWII-era plane that was sponsored in part by Capri Senior Communities. The Spirit of Wisconsin will serve veterans receiving flights from AADF in the Midwest.
Local news station CBS 58 had extended coverage on this story: see the video here!
Flyers from Village Pointe Commons
Ed G. | Army | Cold War
John T. | Navy | Vietnam War
Flyer from The Gables of Germantown
Bob J. | Coast Guard | World War II
Flyer from St. Catherine Commons
Ron F. | Navy | World War II
Flyer from Harbor Campus
James H. | Air Force | Korean War
Flyers from Hyland Campus
David S. | Marine | World War II
Claude H. | Army | World War II
Ed A. | Navy | Vietnam
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