Katy Sigmon took to the air on Wednesday to fly around Greensboro.
Since 1948, Sigmon has lived in Greensboro, but she has never seen the city from the air.
She said that this was on her list of things to do before she dies.
“When I moved to Greensboro, there were only about four major highways. Now, with all the new highways, new development, and everything else, the city and county must look like a bowl of spaghetti from the sky,” Sigmon said.
She said that she told her friends at the retirement community where she lives that she wanted to fly.
“My friend Nancy Howard overheard me talking to a friend at Whitestone, where I live, and I told him that this is what I would love to do,” Sigmon said. “She came back in three minutes and told me, ‘You’re going to fly for your birthday.’ I could have been in space at that moment.”
Sigmon said that it was a flight to remember.
“Beautiful. It’s beautiful! I never thought Greensboro would look so big from above. “I had no idea that we went so far,” she said.