As Time Flies By

May 29, 2022 | Aviation, Videos

Most pilots that flew during World War II are either dead or retired. Those retired are living their life with the benefits they got from the Army. But not Jun Takanashi.

At 93 years old, the former Japanese military pilot is the oldest active commercial pilot. He was enlisted in the Guinness Book of Records, and chances are, he will stay there for a long time.

70 years after Japan has signed capitulation and surrendered, Jun is active.

Aside flying for commercial flights, Jun likes to fly away when he has nothing to do. That usually happens in Sundays, when he flies to a quiet place to enjoy.

His story in airlines started when he was five years old. All the toys he had as a child were aircrafts. And when he was in fifth grade, he had the chance to fly on a newspaper company aircraft.

From that moment on, he decided that he has to do that for the rest of his life. Listen to the story of the world’s oldest active commercial flights pilot.

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