Published: Jun 11, 2014 5:44 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 11, 2014 6:10 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dick Urban took WINK News cameras up for his 70th anniversary flight on Wednesday. Urban began flying when he was only 15 years old. He says back then flying was simpler, with fewer planes in the air and fewer controls in the cockpit. The octogenarian says he always dreamed of being a pilot. "When other kids were out doing things, I was saving my money for my next lesson." Urban says he would work hard as a golf caddie to pay for those lessons and throughout his life reaped the benefits. "I never get tired of it", Urban said.