Thanks to the help of nursing staff, an 86-year-old pensioner is fulfilling a lifelong dream: to one day sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet.

86-year-old Arthur Scrivens, a former Wolverhampton Wanderers youth football player and engineer by profession, had a special dream: to one day sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet. Thanks to the dedicated team at Broadway Halls Care Home in Dudley, this dream has become a reality, reports “Expressandstar”.

Scrivens, a resident of Broadway Halls Care Home, has a passion for military aircraft, acquired through his father, an armed forces veteran, and through his own career as an engineer. When the home’s activities coordinator, Scott Bates, heard about Scrivens’ dream, he set out to make it come true. The trip to the RAF Museum Cosford, where Scrivens had the opportunity to climb into the 1955 Hunter F4 jet for himself, was the result of that effort.

Scrivens praised the experience, despite the cramped cockpit: “It was a fantastic experience learning how to fly the jet,” he is quoted as saying in a Facebook post from the nursing home. He particularly thanked Scott Bates for making his dream come true.

Danica Chugh, managing director of Broadway Halls Care Home, was also enthusiastic about the experience. She emphasized the importance of such moments for the residents: “We believe that every moment is worth cherishing,” Chugh told “Expressandstar.”

The fighter jet fan’s niece commented on the action on social media and wrote under the nursing home’s post: “Thank you for doing this for my uncle.”

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