Вперше піднявся у повітря на літаку у віці 102 років

First flew in an airplane at the age of 102

Interesting information has appeared online about a former Royal Air Force squadron commander.

Commander Jack Hemmings first flew a Spitfire at the age of 102.

He was an early pioneer of the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), the world’s largest humanitarian airline.

The BBC publication talks about this.

In 1948, Hemmings piloted the Miles Gemini from Croydon to Nairobi, beginning the first British aerial survey to assess humanitarian needs in Central Africa.

He said the Spitfire was a little harder to fly than he expected, but faster than during his Air Force years.

YouTube VIDEO The Sun – 102-year-old former RAF pilot takes to the skies in a Spitfire.