KANSAS -- A former Civil Air Patrol chaplain once called “the Flying Priest” by the late radio entertainer Paul Harvey has many stories to tell about his professional dealings with birth, death and the cycle of life. As a pilot in the late 1970s and ’80s and living in Washington County, Father John Wolesky’s hobby evolved into more serious purposes. He had many passengers, almost all of them breathing. But occasionally, he’d be tasked with flying a body here and there for a funeral. During this time, Wolesky accepted and was the chaplain and pilot for the CAP for 15 years. During his time with the CAP, he helped the American Red Cross fly blood from Wichita all over Kansas. One trip was to western Oklahoma. He also joined a group of fellow flying priests and has attended fly-ins all over the country. Learn more about Father Wolesky and his love of flying in this article in his local newspaper, the Salina Journal.