30 January 2014

Video: Flying in my father's footsteps

Some of Hagerty Vice President of Strategy Management Eric Okerstrom's earliest memories with his father, Ted, are of flying in a Cessna 170 when he was 4 years old. Ted, who served as a gunnery instructor and had time in the P51 Mustang during World War II, has always been a source of inspiration for his son, who later became a pilot himself. In the ultimate father/son bonding experience, watch as Eric gets his own chance in the Mustang, while 92-year-old Ted covers him from a B24 Bomber.

2 Reader Comments

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    Larry Blyly Hartford, MI February 12, 2014 at 21:44
    That was excellent. Very inspirational. I once suggested that the P-51 2-seater was more practical. The owner laughed and said, "There is nothing practical about a P-51."
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    ken gutwein glen cove, ny February 19, 2014 at 14:11
    Excellent father/son interview.I flew in a P-51C with Stallion 51 in Kissimmee,FL. Amazing experience!

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