Lebec’s Merrill ‘Curly’ Baughman took his first soaring ride at age 95 in a WWII Schweizer TG-2 Trainer on Saturday, July 16 in Tehachapi. Josh Knerr, son of Neenach resident Paul Knerr (a longtime friend of Baughman’s) piloted. Curly is a Kern County Sheriff’s volunteer and board member for Krista Water Company in Los Padres Estates. How’s he doing? Merrill answers quickly: “I’ve never had it so good!”
This is part of the August 05, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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