High-flying surprise: A WW II hero's touching return to sky

High-flying surprise: A WW II hero's touching return to sky

Credit: Jeff Anastasio / KENS 5

It was a moment 40 years in the making Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Bulverde Airfield. A return to flight for a pioneering military aviator who began his career months before Pearl Harbor training in bi-wing aircraft and finally retired in 1970 with experience in over 30 different types of aircraft including complex jet planes. In celebration of his 94th birthday, Colonel M.D. Eberts was surrounded by family and friends and treated to a special flight in a homebuilt plane by family friend and retired Delta Airlines Captain, Jim Everett.

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by Jeff Anastasio / KENS 5

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 5:12 AM

BULVERDE, TX  -- It was a moment 40 years in the making Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Bulverde Airfield.  A return to flight for a pioneering military aviator who began his career months before Pearl Harbor training in bi-wing aircraft and finally retired in 1970 with experience in over 30 different types of aircraft including complex jet planes.  In celebration of his 94th birthday, Colonel M.D. Eberts was surrounded by family and friends and treated to a special flight in a home-built plane by family friend and retired Delta Airlines Captain, Jim Everett. 

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