Former Royal Air Force pilot who never got to fly finally takes to the skies at the age of 90

By Jurassic JennJun 2, 2024 15:33 PMCuriosity
Share:
Former Royal Air Force pilot who never got to fly finally takes to the skies
Former Royal Air Force pilot who never got to fly finally takes to the skies. Source: www.mirror.co.uk

Malcolm Shedlow, a veteran of the Royal Air Force from Leeds in North Yorkshire, recently flew from Leeds Bradford Airport to Bergerac in France on a Jet2 aircraft, his first ever flight.

The man fulfilled his lifelong dream by finally taking to the skies for the first time at the age of 90, the SSPDaily reports.

At the airport, Malcom was met by the airline's customer service staff, who supported him throughout the journey, explaining the flight process and making it as easy as possible.

After landing in France, Malcolm's granddaughter informed crew member Tina Murphy that it was his first flight. To make the occasion even more special, Tina presented Malcolm with a souvenir of one of the airline's first certificates and arranged for him to visit the cockpit and take pictures.

Although Malcolm has never taken to the skies himself, his first experience with airplanes dates back to his 70 years in the Royal Air Force. After the Second World War, Malcolm performed clerical duties during the National Service.

"My job was to help pilots fly, although I had never been in an airplane, but that has changed now. I really enjoyed the flight, it was an incredible experience. I'm looking forward to flying with Jet2 again next year as they have whetted my appetite for flying. I certainly won't wait another 90 years to take my second flight," he said.

Top Articles
What is the meaning of a fly in the house?

The spiritual meaning of flies in the house. Symbolism of insects

Jun 23, 2024 11:02 AM
Deer - symbolic meaning

The meaning of the deer. The spiritual meaning of the meeting and symbolism

Jun 23, 2024 10:23 AM

What is the meaning of a bird flying into the house? Spiritual meaning and symbolism

Jun 20, 2024 10:27 AM

The spiritual meaning of birdsong at night: its symbolism and message

Jun 20, 2024 09:52 AM
More News
Amazon Prime Video

3 underrated Amazon Prime Video movies you should definitely watch this weekend

Jun 25, 2024 15:33 PM
Snap launches AI tools for advanced augmented reality

Snap launches AI tools for advanced augmented reality

Jun 25, 2024 15:01 PM

Three zodiac signs are poised for transformative internal growth

Jun 25, 2024 14:52 PM

Apple needs to make the iPhone cool again. Today is its chance

Jun 25, 2024 14:39 PM
Motorola's upcoming foldable handsets, the Razr 50 and Razr 50 Ultra, have been confirmed

Motorola's upcoming foldable handsets, the Razr 50 and Razr 50 Ultra, have been confirmed

Jun 25, 2024 14:01 PM
Butterflies Social Media Platform Revolutionizes AI Character Interactions

Butterflies Social Media Platform Revolutionizes AI Character Interactions

Jun 25, 2024 13:37 PM
What smells do dogs dislike

What smells do dogs dislike: what to avoid

Jun 25, 2024 13:12 PM
Three zodiac signs should anticipate major changes in their career paths

Three zodiac signs should anticipate major changes in their career paths

Jun 25, 2024 12:55 PM
Why you shouldn't carry or keep money in your pocket

Why you shouldn't carry or keep money in your pocket: an explanation of the sign

Jun 25, 2024 12:38 PM

I moved in with Tinder match after four weeks — people said it wouldn’t last

Jun 25, 2024 12:02 PM

Three zodiac signs will feel playful and spontaneous: horoscope for June 25

Jun 25, 2024 11:39 AM
Plane passenger who took 2-hour nap stunned to find out where he ended up

Plane passenger who took 2-hour nap stunned to find out where he ended up: ‘I would cry’

Jun 25, 2024 11:37 AM
Three zodiac signs are poised for life-altering encounters in the upcoming weeks

Three zodiac signs are poised for life-altering encounters in the upcoming weeks

Jun 25, 2024 11:08 AM
Nurse praised for how she handled someone’s unruly child on flight

Nurse praised for how she handled someone’s unruly child on flight: ‘Absolutely in the right’

Jun 25, 2024 11:04 AM
Three zodiac signs will seek out new knowledge: horoscope for June 25

Three zodiac signs will seek out new knowledge: horoscope for June 25

Jun 25, 2024 10:41 AM

New York man retrieves soaked cash stash using magnet fishing

Jun 25, 2024 10:37 AM

Three zodiac signs will focus on emotional depth: horoscope for June 25

Jun 25, 2024 10:12 AM
Astronomers find black holes created in mergers carry information about their ancestors

Astronomers find black holes created in mergers carry information about their ancestors

Jun 25, 2024 10:05 AM
Three zodiac signs will overflow with creativity and intuitive ideas: horoscope for June 25

Three zodiac signs will overflow with creativity and intuitive ideas: horoscope for June 25

Jun 25, 2024 09:44 AM
Black hole

A supermassive black hole seems to be waking up in the not-too-distant universe

Jun 25, 2024 09:36 AM
Three zodiac signs should be careful of stress-related issues this week

Three zodiac signs should be careful of stress-related issues this week

Jun 25, 2024 09:15 AM
Shepherd's graffiti sheds new light on Acropolis lost temple mystery

Shepherd's graffiti sheds new light on Acropolis lost temple mystery

Jun 25, 2024 09:08 AM

Three zodiac signs may form deep connections with friends this week

Jun 25, 2024 08:45 AM

Researchers discover the world's oldest wine in Rome

Jun 25, 2024 08:30 AM
Three zodiac signs may focus on emotional well-being this week

Three zodiac signs may focus on emotional well-being this week

Jun 25, 2024 08:25 AM
Easy egg poaching

Easy egg poaching: tips

Jun 25, 2024 08:05 AM