My high school classmate, Bob, just got his pilot's license at 75 years of age. That is a feat deserving a reward. I'm a retired Air Force Pilot and occasionally do a piece of aviation art. Bob purchased an Ercoupe, vintage aircraft long before he got his pilot's license.
I did this painting depicting him over flying a foggy, New River Gorge, in West Virgina, where we're both from.
His bird has some historical significance. It was a test bed aircraft to test out rocket assisted take offs. Rocket assisted take offs were an important assist tor the old B47 jets. Those early day jet engines weren't very powerful but they could go fast once they got up to altitude and high airspeed.