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  • Misty
    May 14, 2012 - 20:59

    WTG Cougar....... awesome job!!! Great story, Love it!!!!!!!!

  • Yvette Butt
    May 14, 2012 - 12:31

    great story....loved it....good on Cougar for fulfilling a wish with nothing in it for them....thats good character.

  • Jarge
    May 14, 2012 - 07:12

    wow! What a wonderful inspiring lady! God Bless you.

  • Steve
    May 14, 2012 - 05:51

    Wonderfully fantastic for her, it's great to see her enjoying herself. If I ever hit 98 years young and take a helicopter ride chances are it is for work or a med-vac.

  • Mommy
    May 14, 2012 - 04:59

    God love her! What a fantastic story. You're never too old to fulfill your goals and dreams. Great job to her young friend for helping to make it happen, and way to go Cougar for stepping up!

  • Lisa
    May 14, 2012 - 04:06

    Brave Woman !! You wouldn't get me on board a Cougar Helicopter if my life depended on it !

    • Joseph McGrath
      May 14, 2012 - 07:02

      I think if your life depended on it you I think you surely would!!!!!Good on you Cougar.

    • Arby
      May 14, 2012 - 07:13

      Lisa, are you aware that a Cougar helicopter is a helicopter type, while Cougar Helicopters is a company that operates several different aircraft types? Is it a particular type of aircraft that you object to (oh, lets say, the S-92 that is always in the news) or is it helicopters operated by Cougar in general? Because Cougar, on the whole, has an excellent safety record. And lots of people whose lives have depended on it, have travelled on Cougar medevac flights, in addition to those who travel safely to work every day via Cougar. And this story has nothing to do with erroneous and fallacious public perceptions of aircraft safety, and everything to do with one fabulously spirited senior who is still embracing life.

    • Brad
      May 14, 2012 - 07:18

      Knew it wouldn't take long for someon to take a potshot at Cougar...

    • Kama
      May 14, 2012 - 08:55

      Lisa, didn't your mother ever tell you that if you had nothing good to say, to just say nothing at all?? This is a wonderful story, very inspiring for someone to have lived that long and to still so enjoy life! I hope to be so lucky! Thank you to Mrs. Badcock for sharing her story, to The Telegram for sharing with all of us, and to Cougar for making a wish come true!

  • AR
    May 14, 2012 - 00:52

    Congrats to Kerry-Lynn Pottle, Hillery Dillon, Gordon Badcock and Cougar Helicopters for fulfilling a 93 year old ladie's wish. You are prime examples of people who care.

  • Don Lester
    May 13, 2012 - 21:50

    My wife and I have known Mrs. Badcock for over 40 years. To say she is an amazing person is an understatement. She is sharp as a tack. her memory is excellent for her age. I'm surprised s he hasn't tried bungie jumping.

    • Kerry-Lynn Pottle
      April 16, 2013 - 09:02

      Actually Don, she hasn't left me alone about her next adventure. She wants to jump out of an air plane, so she told me the other day. She says it's a terrible feeling being so ready to go and embrace life; meanwhile she's stuck in a wheelchair. However, she can still walk and dance. She is 99 years old today and loves meeting old friends. She would love to see you, I'm sure.

  • Darkwing
    May 13, 2012 - 19:38

    Excellent story... I am glad that Mrs. Babcock got to experience something she wanted to do for a long time. I hope you get to complete everything on your bucket list, congratulations on this accomplishment!

  • Joseph McGrath
    May 13, 2012 - 19:15

    This is a delightful story and adventure for this brave lady and a real nice thing for Cougar Helicopters to do for her.Bravo to both!!!!I was just wondering if it is true that "The most dangerous thing about flying is the risk of starving to death."??? — Dick Depew

  • BelindaW
    May 13, 2012 - 18:17

    Awesome story! Love it! Nice job Cougar.

  • Audrina
    May 13, 2012 - 18:01

    Way to go Ms. Badcock!

  • Bucyk
    May 13, 2012 - 16:24

    Great story !!! Even at 98 , still gets excited !! God bless her !!