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Local veteran gets to live out his dream of flying in a WWII biplane

The vet said he was a little disappointed the pilot didn't do a flip, but that there's always next time.
Credit: Suncoast Hospice

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A local WWII and Korean War veteran got to live out a lifelong dream on Thursday in Clearwater.

Gerald Attanasio, 94, was surprised to find out he was selected to take a ride in a WWII biplane at Clearwater Municipal Airport. 

Attanasio boarded the mustard-colored plane and was taken for a ride around the airport. He said he was a little disappointed the pilot didn't do a flip as he asked.

There's always next time, Gerald.

Credit: Dream Flights