Howard sets Guinness World Record with flight instructor certification

After more than a half century of aviation, Art Howard of Lake City became a certified flight instructor on March 14 in Cloquet, Minn. He was 82 years and 54 days old at the time.

He said it was a way to give back after decades pursuing a hobby that first caught his interest as a child.

He’s since received another certificate, this one from the Guinness World Records as the “oldest person to qualify as a flight instructor.”

Howard said he noticed last summer that the previous record holder was younger than him.


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