Saturday, May 05, 2012

Jim Torphy Flies on Birthday


Pilot celebrates 90th birthday by flying solo in Piper Cub

Pilot Jim Torphy flew solo in his 1946 Piper Cub on April 17 for his 90th birthday in Winter Haven, Fla. "I can remember when I was 12 years old, some barnstormers came through our town and took me for a ride," said Torphy. "I got the bug. I really wanted to fly."  News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.) (4/29)