Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:32:33 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.Full Story >
A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.Full Story >
COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -
Vilma Hofer, 97, was the first female pilot in her native country Slovakia. Vilma Hofer lives at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Roswell.
Kimberly Haydon helps care for Vilma Hofer.
"She was crying one day in her apartment really bad. The one thing she said she wished she could do is get into the cockpit of a plane," said Haydon.
Haydon submitted Hofer's life story to A Wish of a Lifetime. Haydon and Vilma's son Hugh Hofer were overwhelmed with joy when they found out Vilma Hofer would get her wish.
"This is a great day for her to relive that free spirit that she had," said Hugh Hofer. "We've been talking about this day a lot. She does suffer from dementia."
Vilma Hofer was born in Slovakia that's where she became the first female solo pilot in 1941.
"She started this whole venture of flying, it really was a dare. Some lady said, 'we need a girl to fly so we dare you to fly.' She said, 'OK,'" said Hugh Hofer.
Now 72 years later, Vilma Hofer is back in the cockpit of a biplane. Lee Kluger, the owner of Bi-Plane Adventures, took Vilma and Hugh Hofer on a 30 minute flight over North Cobb County.
"She was asking where the controls are so she can fly," Hugh Hofer said about his mother.
Once in the air, you could see the joy of a familiar sound and feeling take over Vilma Hofer. She waved as her plane flew over Lake Allatoona. It was a beautiful day to fly.
Hugh Hofer said the flight brought back memories when his mother was a tomboy growing up doing things young ladies didn't do in 1941.
"What did you enjoy most about the flight?" Hugh Hofer asked his mother.
"That it was very nice and slow," she replied.
It was a very special moment for Vilma Hofer and those around her. It brought tears to Haydon's eyes.
"I was the person who submitted the wish for Vilma and it's rewarding to see her smiling when she go out of the plane," said Haydon.
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Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
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