80 years is the minimum age for flying club

Eyes were on the sky at Danbury Airport Thursday, looking for UFOs. Unified Flying Octogenarians is a flying club for senior citizens.

Unified Flying Octogenarians is a flying club for senior citizens.

Unified Flying Octogenarians is a flying club for senior citizens. (5/14/15)

DANBURY - Eyes were on the sky at Danbury Airport Thursday, looking for UFOs. 

Unified Flying Octogenarians is a flying club for senior citizens.

John Sullivan has been a pilot for seven decades, he says, making him one of the club's youngest members.

The minimum age to join is 80, but the current oldest, actively-flying member is 101. The club gathered Thursday for a reunion.

Sullivan, who flies his own Cessna, says he has to pass a strenuous physical to keep his pilot's license.

"I'm not sure if I'm healthy because I fly, or I fly because I'm healthy," Sullivan says. "I think it's, I'm healthy because I fly, and I want to keep flying."

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