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World's oldest active pilot

1 year 6 months 1 week ago April 15, 2015 Apr 15, 2015 Wednesday, April 15 2015 April 15, 2015 6:54 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA- The oldest active pilot in the world lives in Northern California at 95-years-old according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Peter Weber, Jr. took on a flight last month at 95 years, 4 months and 23 days old. He flew three looping circles around the airfield near Sacramento on March 30.

The oldest pilot ever was 105 year-old Cole Kugel.  Kugel lived in Longmont, Colorado, but he died in 2007.

Weber says he's in a new category, the oldest qualified pilot still licensed and flying solo. He's a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and flies about twice a month. His flying career spans 72-years.

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