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Red Oak Man Celebrates 99th Birthday Flying a Plane- as World’s Oldest Pilot
RED OAK, Iowa- Ernie Smith turned 99 years old on Wednesday December 21. He celebrated by taking a rented Cessna 150 for a flight around Red Oak. In September, it became official, Smith is now the World's Oldest Active Pilot, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Smith took a short flight around Red Oak in the crisp morning sunshine. He then met with reporters, family and some well wishers, before he had to pay a visit to the doctor. Smith is in great health, just a routine visit to the doctor.