An elderly woman in the United States, with Parkinson’s Disease, returned to the cockpit for perhaps one last time after her son got in touch with a pilot to make her wish come true. A video of the woman flying the plane is doing the rounds on social media and has touched the hearts of many.
Myra Gage, reportedly 84, was a pilot in her youth and now has Parkinson’s Disease. Because of her age and condition, she was not able to fly a plane again through a flight school. That is when her son got in touch with Cody Mattiello, a pilot.
“She was a pilot in her youth and having Parkinson’s disease and being in her 90’s insurance requirements would not allow her to use a flight school. Her son contacted me to help and I was more then happy to help a fellow aviator,” Mr Mattiello wrote in a Facebook post.
Cody Mattiello helped the woman fly the plane around Lake Winnipesaukee and Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire.