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95 Year Old WWII Vet Makes Aviation History

April 03, 2015

The “oldest active pilot”. That is the new title of 95 year old Peter Weber Jr. a WWII Air Force veteran.

The flight was nothing special but it did the trick.

He did it all in a small single engine plane.


SACRAMENTO (Tribune News Service) — Peter Weber Jr. flew a plane for about 20 minutes on a recent Monday. The flight was nothing fancy, just three looping circles around an area airfield. But it could nonetheless snag a Guinness world record for him.

Weber, 95, told reporters gathered to witness the event that the Monday flight qualifies him as the oldest active pilot.

“I feel great,” the retired U.S. Air Force veteran said after landing and turning in the keys of the rental plane. “It was a short flight, but it was all the (Guinness) requirements.”

For the record: Weber was 95 years, 4 months and 23 days old at the time of the flight.

Weber and his son, Pete Weber III, who also flies, started looking into the record after they wondered whether the elder Weber was the oldest pilot in California.


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