RAF hero takes to the skies again after 75 years

A 96-year-old RAF hero has taken to the skies again nearly 75 years after last piloting an aircraft.

As a former airman, great-grandfather Bernard Rye longed to be airborne once again, but thought his flying days were over until Bupa colleagues arranged a surprise trip as part of a wish-granting programme.

Bernard was whisked aboard a Piper PA Cherokee Six for a 30 minute flight over Dorset and the Isle of Wight, accompanied by his son and flown by a volunteer pilot.