NewsLocal News


Local 93-year-old WWII veteran still flying his plane

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 20:48:38-04

MCGREGOR, TX — Ninety-three-year-old Bobby Brasher has been flying planes since he can remember.

“I've been involved with airplanes I would say, all of my life,” said Brashear.

Since he was four years old, he would play with real planes and learned everything there is to know about them. From fixing them to flying them, and it became his lifelong passion.

“It’s great. I can’t put it in any other words, except it’s great. When you build an aircraft and fly it, it’s great!”

His love for planes became a skill he later used in the military. Brashear served in the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1949 servicing planes until he became a pilot. After the military, he continued fixing planes and flying them every single day.

Brashear said he stopped flying every single day when he turned 90. But he still flies almost every single day, and will continue to do so for the rest of his life.

Brashear also recently got married three months ago and just celebrated a birthday on July 10.