90-Year-Old Celebrates His Birthday By Flying On The Wing Of A Plane (Video)


Yesterday, I didn't go to the gym because I thought the walk over to Chipotle was “exercise enough.”

Meanwhile, this 90-year-old sat on the outside of an airplane to raise money for charity.

I now feel like a pointless, lazy human.

The flying man is John Weston, and he is a veteran of the Royal Air Force where he was a rear gunner on a Lancaster bomber during World War II.

John flew on the wing of a 1942 Boeing-Stearman plane for 15 minutes at Wickenby Aerodrome to celebrate his birthday and also help raise money for the Alzheimer's Society in honor of his late wife.

John told the BBC the flight was pretty windy, and he was thankful nobody was trying to "shoot him down" while he was up there.

BRB, I'm gonna go hit the gym or, like, not sit for eight hours in a row or something. I'm terrible.

Citations: 90 year old spends birthday strapped to wing of a plane like its no big deal (Mashable), Lancaster Bomber veteran John Weston in 90th birthday wing-walk (BBC)