Jack Fylpaa, center, a former U.S. Navy pilot during World War II, checks an Army model 1942 North American AT-6 trainer at the Bemidji Regional Airport. His son John, bottom, brought him to the airport to see the project. SUBMITTED PHOTO
World War II pilot, 92, visits antique aircraft
BEMIDJI -- AirCorps Aviation of Bemidji performed an annual inspection this week on an Army model 1942 North American AT-6 trainer in the Civil Air Patrol hangar at the Bemidji Regional Airport.
On Tuesday, the aircraft was visited by 92-year-old Jack Fylpaa, a former U.S. Navy pilot during World War II who flew this type of aircraft in active and reserve service.
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