Flying High

WWII veterans honored with Dream Flights


The Stearman biplane that whisked two local veterans off the ground sits at the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport before takeoff last Thursday. Photos by Allen LamanRalph Seely wiped his eyes as he returned to the ground. For 15 minutes or so last Thursday, the World War II veteran had flown high above Mariposa County in a Boeing-Stearman biplane.
He dreamed of flight as a young man. But after all these years, he’d never felt the sky’s brisk wind on his face. Last Thursday, Dream Flights, a nonprofit de...

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