Three Tulsa area veterans get one more flight thanks to a non-profit organization

TULSA, Okla. — Three Tulsa area veterans took part in a special flight thanks to Dream Flights, a national non-profit organization.

Dream Flights was founded in 2011 with the mission to provide free flights to veterans across the country. 75 volunteer pilots fly six different planes in all 50 states. More than 4,700 veterans have flown since the organization was founded.

Wednesday morning, three veterans from Green Country flew on a restored “Boeing Stearman biplane.” These planes were used to train aviators during World War II.

95-year-old Roderick “Buddy” Fernandez was one of these veterans. Fernandez served in the Navy during World War II. Buddy’s family joined him this morning for this special occasion.

You can learn more about the non-profit’s mission at