Darryl Fisher Makes Flight Dreams Come True for Elderly Veterans

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By Susan Keating

Darryl Fisher is a civilian pilot committed to honoring senior veterans.

As captain of a mini-fleet of vintage World War II biplanes, Fisher travels the country dispensing “dream flights” to those who have served our country. Fisher’s nonprofit  Ageless Aviation Dream Foundation so far has awarded more than 2,000 flights aboard open-cockpit Stearman aircraft.

“Our mission is to give back to those who have given,” says Fisher, whose group is based in Carson City, Nevada. “We want them to know how grateful we are.”

Most of the flight recipients live in nursing homes or assisted living communities, Fisher tells PEOPLE.

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