Dare to Dream: Donny Takes Flight
Courtesy of Milestone Senior Living
TOMAHAWK – Donny moved to Milestone Senior Living this past June from his home. He is independent, loves adventure and taking risks. So, when he wanted to “fly” his plane again, Neil Breitenfeld came to his rescue.
Neil works in information technology (IT) and came in on his own time, spending six-plus hours with Donny to rebuild his hard drive so he could use his flight simulator once again.
Donny said he has always wanted to fly. He has had his simulator for over ten years. He even went to the airport years ago, after practicing on his simulator, and asked if he could fly. “Tubby” handed him the keys and they both got on the plane. He recalled that they flew a 172 Cessna plane. He also recalled full throttle and perfect landing. They flew over Tripoli. He said it was the most thrilling thing he had ever done.
Donny was excited to show us his program, which has dots showing points of interest. He flew over New York so we could see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The screen is very realistic.
Donny reported that since Neil has gotten this up and running, he only crashed once and blamed it on Michelle, the housekeeper. He laughed and said, “She distracted me!”
Now Donny can spread his wings and fly once again!