Gary Olson, 97, a World War II Navy Veteran from Reno, Nevada, gets a close look of a DC3 from the 1940’s, as it’s parked on the airstrip of the Cable Airport, reminiscing the times when he would fly out of this airport in the 1950’s, during a visit of the Cable Airport in Upland, CA., Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Gary Olson has been flying most of his life and had a commercial pilots license up to his 95th birthday, he also knew Dewey Cable, the founder of the Cable Airport. (Photo by James Carbone for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)
A former pilot, now 97, returned to Upland’s Cable Airport, where he used to teach students to fly in the ’50s and ’60s, and which he hadn’t seen in decades. He met with the Cable family, who were kind of in awe of him, and who took him up in a plane. The story is in my Friday column.