90-year-old Getting His Pilot's License
By Glenn Farley
Maury Marler, 90, went back to flight school nearly 70 years after receiving his first civilian private pilot's license. A 66-year gap exists between the time Marler last flew and the time he went to Galvin Flight Service at Seattle's Boeing Field to take up flying once again. The former navigator with the U.S. Air Force got his first license in 1941. He was inspired to take flying up again after moving into a retirement community near a local airport. "I'll fly maybe another year, maybe two," says Marler. "Maybe longer than that if my health holds up like it is right now."
April 16, 2009