Don Wasness has been flying gliders since 1965. Now 81, he recently competed in his 24th Seniors Soaring Championship. He has flown in the event at Lake Seminole Gliderport in Clermont, Fla., every year since its inception. His daughter Marlene has worked on his ground crew since she was in high school. "1E is the number he got assigned for his first competition, and he's kept it. It stands for One-Echo but he's been nicknamed One-Easy because he makes flying look so easy," she said.

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