COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A retired pilot and airman had the chance to take to the skies once again in Columbus.
The first T-38 flew into the Columbus Air Force base 59 years ago and was flown by Lt. Col. James Cole, and on Wednesday he returned to fly the T-38 simulator.
The simulator itself is a mock-up of the aircraft's cockpit with identical instrument panels and controls.
"It's a premier thing of airplanes you could ever want to do," Cole said. "I can go as high as I ever wanted to go and as fast as I ever wanted to go."
Cole was born in Columbus, and he now lives in Texas.