Veterans get plane rides at Grimes Field


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A restored 1940 Boeing Stearman biplane will provide eight U.S. veteran residents of Springfield Masonic Community with individual flights on Aug. 23.

A restored 1940 Boeing Stearman biplane will provide eight U.S. veteran residents of Springfield Masonic Community with individual flights on Aug. 23.


Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation

Springfield Masonic Community is partnering with the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation to provide eight U.S. veteran residents with individual flights in a restored 1940 Boeing Stearman biplane. This same aircraft was used to train military aviators during WWII.

The flights will take place on Aug. 23 starting at 9 a.m. at Grimes Field Airport. Each resident will spend about an hour with the plane including flight, pictures, etc. The event is expected to last until 5 p.m.

Springfield Masonic Community is a subsidiary of The Ohio Masonic Home, a non-profit organization.

A restored 1940 Boeing Stearman biplane will provide eight U.S. veteran residents of Springfield Masonic Community with individual flights on Aug. 23.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2019/08/web1_aviation.jpgA restored 1940 Boeing Stearman biplane will provide eight U.S. veteran residents of Springfield Masonic Community with individual flights on Aug. 23. Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation

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