By taking a flight, a Tuskegee Airman celebrated his 100th birthday.

Retired Air Forces Col. Charles McGee flew a private jet in Delaware on Friday, Dec. 6, between Frederick, Maryland, and Dover Air Force Base, news outlets reported.

McGee is one of the most famous pilots of the Air Force. He flew through three battles in 409 combat missions.

The Tuskegee Airmen is the nickname of World War II’s first African American unit to fly fighter aircraft. Recently, the Air Force honored the famous group of airmen by naming their new training jet.

McGee, who turned 100 on Saturday, attributes positive thinking to his longevity.

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