Veterans take flight at Gorge airport

FORMER NAVY WAVE Alice Tatone, 95, a World War II veteran who resides at the Oregon Veterans’ Home, poses with Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation pilot Christopher Culp after taking a 20-minute flight in a Boeing Stearman biplane at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

The concept behind Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is in the organization’s motto: “Giving back to those who have given.” The devotion inherent in the motto was recently on display at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport.

Ageless Aviation, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring seniors and U.S. military veterans, returned to The Dalles area Aug. 15 for the third year in a row to literally “give a lift” to a group of veterans from the Oregon Veterans’ Home (OVH).