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July 13, 2012 in City
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Lew Wetzel climbs aboard as Ann Orton goes through a preflight checklist before leaving Spokane International Airport on Thursday after a United Flying Octogenarians meeting. Orton, now 81, became a pilot at age 78. “I love flying to see my children,” she said.

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Bill Webber of the United Flying Octogenarians walks past his plane carrying the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award which was awarded to him on Thursday at Spokane International Airport.