Pilot celebrates 50th birthday by flying to 50 airports in Kansas

06/9/2011 | Wichita Eagle (Kan.), The

Kansas pilot James Oliphant flew to 50 airports in the state to raise money for the American Cancer Society -- and to celebrate his 50th birthday. "I wanted to end at Stearman because that's where I took my first lesson in 1994," he said. "I remember that's when I prayed that I wouldn't tear up an airplane, and now I'm coming in after 50 landings."

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