Arnold Palmer Retires his Wings

2 February 2011, 11:29 CDT

Arnold Palmer, golf – and aviation – legend has retired his wings after logging 20,000 hours and a few flying records.

Long before Arnold Palmer piloted his first aircraft, in 1956, he was aware of the Newtonian law, “What goes up must come down.” On Jan. 31, the rule will have slightly sadder, more literal implications. When Palmer, 81, pilots his Cessna Citation 10 jet from Palm Springs to Orlando that morning, it will be his last flight as pilot. His license expires that day, and Palmer has elected not to have it renewed.

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