Gordon Jones of High River, Alta., is a licenced pilot who still loves to fly his vintage Tiger Moth plane.

"The main thing is the freedom of it, you can just go anywhere you want," he said.

Nearing his 90th birthday, Gordon Jones still takes his bright yellow biplane out for a spin when he can.

It not only brings back memories of his days as an instructor for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, but his stories also served as inspiration for the book called Wings over High River.

  • Watch the video above for more on his high-flying and impressive story from CBC's Carolyn Dunn.