Leonard Llewellyn always wanted to fly - since he was just 5 years old and living with his parents and brother in the Musselshell valley.
“The tops of the mountains all around in the Crazies and Little Belts had those red rotating beacons - I’d see those old DC-3’s flying,” he explained. “At all of the little fairs, like Harlow or Livingston, they’d give rides on crop dusters. I cornered a guy into giving me a ride for $2 – I don’t even remember if I paid for it or someone else felt sorry for me. My parents didn’t know or they never would’ve let me go up. I just wanted to fly.”
Leonard, who jokes that he’s 133 years old, was actually born in Martinsdale, Montana in 1933.