Elderly Iowan’s Flying Wish Granted
HAMPTON, Iowa -- Gail Thompson grew up in the days when commercial flying had just started taking off. Today, the 85-year-old thrill seeker is going up for a flight of a lifetime. “I’ve had butterflies all day. I just wanted everything to be perfect,” said Shannon Crawford. She’s feeling a few pre-flight jitters on the runway at the Hampton Airport after learning of Gail’s unusual request.