WWII veterans get special ride on plane used in the war

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - When many people think of "the draft," they think of the military draft.

Now 93-years-old, Jack Bartles, who joined the Royal Air Force in his home country of England, later came to America. He and seven other war veterans of St. James Place Retirement community were given guest rides in one of the original airplanes used back in WWII. The 220 horsepower Stearman flies less than 100mph and is used nowadays as a stunt plane.

The eight war veterans eventually got their rides, courtesy of an outfit known as Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.

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