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Centenarian celebrates birthday from the sky

TULSA, OK (WFIE) -

Henry Miller is turning 100 years old.

For this birthday, the Navy radio operator and aerospace mechanic got to go up in a historic C-3 Biplane.

"It was great, I was back, I was back home," Miller said with a smile after his 30 minute flight.

The flight was a gift from Miller's alma mater, the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology.

The plane that Miller flew was the exact one he used to work on back in 1939 as an aerospace mechanic.

His first flight was in 1934 from Guantanamo Bay while serving in the Navy.

As an added surprise, the college also presented Miller with an official diploma, one he never received.

"I've got my adrenaline back, I feel ten years younger, said Miller.

Miller's actual birthday isn't until April 22.  His family is planning another celebration on that day too.

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