Local World War II vets take ‘dream flight’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A pair of local veterans took to the skies as part of a project honoring those who served in World War II. One of the vets said this flight was not only exciting but it also brought back a lot of memories.

“I just thought it was great. I was scanning the instruments all the time because I was trained that way and it just seemed like getting back on a bicycle, I knew where we were going, I knew the altitude, the rpm and everything, and I know this area because I’ve flown around,” said Kenneth Eberhard.

Eberhard and another 94-year-old vet, Bernie Kuenzel got to take a 20-minute flight from the Sunport, at thousand feet above the ground in a restored Boeing Stearman biplane. The plane ride was made possible by Dream Flights, a nonprofit that goes around the country honoring veterans from senior living communities.

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