Most people cannot wait until the day they retire - but that is not the case for US airline mechanic Al Blackman.

The 86-year-old is celebrating his seventieth year on the job and to mark the special anniversary, his employer, American Airlines, gave Blackman a ride on a vintage DC-3 plane.

The young-at-heart New Yorker calls himself an antique but says he has no plans to retire any time soon.

Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

Source: Al Jazeera