Paddy Elliot of Birmingham, UK, recently celebrated his 90th birthday, and also his medical certification to continue flying his plane! He’s been a pilot for decades, although he only took up flying when he retired at 64.
After 50 years he retired from Rover cars and finally got the chance to live the dream, gaining a private pilot’s licence in 1988.
“I spend every second I can spare up in the skies. It’s a truly unique feeling to be up there looking down on the world.
“It’s given me perspective but more importantly it’s kept me young. I may be 90 but it certainly doesn’t feel like that.”
Elliot flies at least three times a week, and flew to France for lunch last week. To keep his license, he must pass a medical certification every two years, and recently got the all-clear to keep flying for another two years. Read more about the amazing flying nonagenarian and see a video of Elliot in action. It just goes to show that you’re never too old to take up something new.