Woman, 95, Has Dream Come True As She Takes First Ever Flight
A 95-year-old woman had a long-standing dream turned into reality after she flew on a plane for the very first time.
See, the world isn't all bad, is it?
Gladys Blackburn always fancied a trip in a plane, but had never had the chance, despite regularly visiting airports to watch the planes take off and land.
Staff at Milton Court Care Home, in Milton Keynes, set up a 'wishing tree' for residents and it was here they first learnt of Gladys' wish.
So, they got in touch with London Luton Airport and easyJet to set up the trip. How sweet is that, eh?
Gladys was given the VIP treatment with a glass of champagne when she arrived at the airport before being whisked onto a plane headed for Lake Geneva.
Once aboard, the star treatment wasn't over, yet, as she whipped out a little bottle of bubbly and helped herself to another glass as she was waited on by staff.
In a heartwarming clip Gladys can be seen absolutely beaming, before saying: "I'm in the air flying!"
And she was even more excited when she finally arrived in Switzerland, telling the care workers "Lake Geneva. Oh boy, oh boy. I like it here."
Talking about the experience Gladys said: "I was over the moon when they told me about this.
"Being up in the clouds with a glass of champagne and a view of everything below - it was wonderful better than I had imagined. I was nervous at first, but I want to do it again now!"
Gladys Blackburn has proven you're never too old to live your dreams by taking her first ever flight at the grand age of 95. We were delighted to help @LDNLutonAirport grant her life-long wish to see Lake Geneva for the first flight of her life."
Gemma Brooks, who works at Milton Court Care Home, added: "Gladys has only ever travelled abroad by coach in her life. It's always been a dream of hers to fly and why should dreams have to change just because of your age.
"We're so grateful to London Luton Airport and easyJet for making her wish come true. They have made a 95-year old woman very, very happy."
Here's hoping Gladys has plenty more trips to look forward to in the future.
Featured Image Credit: London Luton Airport