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Centenarian Ted Giannone raises both hands in the air as he lands at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa. (Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)

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Dressed in the same flight suit he wore in World War II, 100-year-old Ted Giannone stepped into a bright yellow Fairchild PT-26 trainer plane late last month, becoming Grounded No More’s 500th rider.

By Samantha Chow, Cronkite News November 15, 2022