Two local veterans, ages 102 and 95, were taken on flights in a World War II-era Boeing Stearman biplane out of Ryan Airfield west of Tucson as part of Operation September Freedom.

The two-month mission organized by Dream Flights, a nonprofit organization, aims to give 1,000 veterans across the country a scenic flight with the help of volunteer pilots. 

Leo Fisher and Louis Hiett, residents of Splendido at Rancho Vistoso in Oro Valley, were among four veterans who got to soar above Tucson on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.