Surprise ride in the skies on Veterans Day 2020

The author, along with pilot Jim Origliosso, get ready for takeoff in his Saratoga II HP on Veterans Day this past Wednesday, Nov. 11.

I have always appreciated Veterans Day, having had veteran family members and a partner, Nathan Neill, who serves in the Oregon Army National Guard.  

This year, we celebrated exceptionally.

I don’t think either of us intended on taking flight that day, but when we found out flights were being offered in the airplanes lined up on display at Creswell Hobby Field Airport, Nate signed a . . .