An 82-year-old former Imperial Japanese Army fighter pilot arrested for operating an ultralight plane without permission at a park in Kamishihoro, Hokkaido, has told police that he just wanted to fly.

Police said that Yonekura was a fighter pilot for the former Imperial Japanese Army. He began flying for fun more than 20 years ago, and bought his current ultralight about 10 years ago.

Sources: Mainichi, Japan Times

He should have gone through the medical checkups and renewed his license, but, just like with drawing, some people must fly 🙂


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