Man celebrates 100th birthday by taking first flight

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Louis Browning celebrated turning 100 years old by flying high in the sky.

The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to providing dream flights for U.S. military veterans and seniors who live in long-term care communities and have always wanted to fly.

The Dream Flight includes riding in the cockpit of a Boeing Stearman, the airplane used to train many military aviators in the late thirties and early forties.

Louis says he was more than excited to be able to take his flight in Galesburg, Illinois.  He says he doesn't take anything for granted, and that he lives every day to the fullest.

(WQAD reporter Malissa Wright contributed this story)