Mitch is a former US Navy Pilot and one of the Founders of Israel’s Air Force.
Mitch arrived to the CAF hangar, located in the fresh air agriculture land of Camarillo, which is in fact a museum dedicated to WWII with a section for WWI. Family and several spectator-friends arrived to watch the flight’s display.
Mitch was left in the trusted hands of Jason Somes, an experienced pilot who flew the plane while Mitch set behind him.
At 91 Mitch’s exuberance of youth had not diminished. Mitch, mounted the plane with slight difficulty but once in the cockpit he was ready to take the flight he last experienced, or took, 66 years ago. Upon his landing he said, “It was fantastic and I enjoyed the ride immensely. I never thought I would get to experience three and half G’s at my age! The Mustang is still one of the finest planes ever.”
This story in photos is dedicated to Mitch Flint.
Happy Birthday, Mitch!
Mitch checks the plane before take off many years passed since he flew the Mustang – a hero Israel must not forget