WORLD 'Flying Tiger' veteran pilot celebrates centennial birthday by taking solo flight

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'Flying Tiger' veteran pilot celebrates centennial birthday by taking solo flight

Xinhua

20:12, October 31, 2020

Harry Moyer sits with his photos on the background in San Luis Obispo, California, the United States, Oct. 30, 2020. Harry Moyer, a U.S. WWII "Flying Tiger" veteran pilot, celebrated his centennial birthday by taking a solo flight here on Friday. Moyer took off from the airport at noon in a Mooney MK 21 airplane and circled the airfield twice, giving a jaunty tip of his wings to the onlookers who had gathered below to watch him set the world record for the oldest licensed pilot to conduct a solo flight in the world, which is being confirmed by Guinness World Records. (Photo by Zeng Hui/Xinhua)

Harry Moyer flies a Mooney MK 21 airplane in San Luis Obispo, California, the United States, Oct. 30, 2020. Harry Moyer, a U.S. WWII "Flying Tiger" veteran pilot, celebrated his centennial birthday by taking a solo flight here on Friday. Moyer took off from the airport at noon in a Mooney MK 21 airplane and circled the airfield twice, giving a jaunty tip of his wings to the onlookers who had gathered below to watch him set the world record for the oldest licensed pilot to conduct a solo flight in the world, which is being confirmed by Guinness World Records. (Xinhua)

Harry Moyer lands on the ground in San Luis Obispo, California, the United States, Oct. 30, 2020. Harry Moyer, a U.S. WWII "Flying Tiger" veteran pilot, celebrated his centennial birthday by taking a solo flight here on Friday. Moyer took off from the airport at noon in a Mooney MK 21 airplane and circled the airfield twice, giving a jaunty tip of his wings to the onlookers who had gathered below to watch him set the world record for the oldest licensed pilot to conduct a solo flight in the world, which is being confirmed by Guinness World Records. (Xinhua)

Harry Moyer smiles before his photo in San Luis Obispo, California, the United States, Oct. 30, 2020. Harry Moyer, a U.S. WWII "Flying Tiger" veteran pilot, celebrated his centennial birthday by taking a solo flight here on Friday. Moyer took off from the airport at noon in a Mooney MK 21 airplane and circled the airfield twice, giving a jaunty tip of his wings to the onlookers who had gathered below to watch him set the world record for the oldest licensed pilot to conduct a solo flight in the world, which is being confirmed by Guinness World Records. (Xinhua)

Harry Moyer gestures after landing on the ground in San Luis Obispo, California, the United States, Oct. 30, 2020. Harry Moyer, a U.S. WWII "Flying Tiger" veteran pilot, celebrated his centennial birthday by taking a solo flight here on Friday. Moyer took off from the airport at noon in a Mooney MK 21 airplane and circled the airfield twice, giving a jaunty tip of his wings to the onlookers who had gathered below to watch him set the world record for the oldest licensed pilot to conduct a solo flight in the world, which is being confirmed by Guinness World Records. (Xinhua/Gao Shan)

Harry Moyer is greeted after landing on the ground in San Luis Obispo, California, the United States, Oct. 30, 2020. Harry Moyer, a U.S. WWII "Flying Tiger" veteran pilot, celebrated his centennial birthday by taking a solo flight here on Friday. Moyer took off from the airport at noon in a Mooney MK 21 airplane and circled the airfield twice, giving a jaunty tip of his wings to the onlookers who had gathered below to watch him set the world record for the oldest licensed pilot to conduct a solo flight in the world, which is being confirmed by Guinness World Records. (Xinhua)

Harry Moyer speaks in an interview in San Luis Obispo, California, the United States, Oct. 30, 2020. Harry Moyer, a U.S. WWII "Flying Tiger" veteran pilot, celebrated his centennial birthday by taking a solo flight here on Friday. Moyer took off from the airport at noon in a Mooney MK 21 airplane and circled the airfield twice, giving a jaunty tip of his wings to the onlookers who had gathered below to watch him set the world record for the oldest licensed pilot to conduct a solo flight in the world, which is being confirmed by Guinness World Records. (Photo by Zeng Hui/Xinhua)

Harry Moyer is greeted after landing on the ground in San Luis Obispo, California, the United States, Oct. 30, 2020. Harry Moyer, a U.S. WWII "Flying Tiger" veteran pilot, celebrated his centennial birthday by taking a solo flight here on Friday. Moyer took off from the airport at noon in a Mooney MK 21 airplane and circled the airfield twice, giving a jaunty tip of his wings to the onlookers who had gathered below to watch him set the world record for the oldest licensed pilot to conduct a solo flight in the world, which is being confirmed by Guinness World Records. (Xinhua)

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