Monday, May 08, 2006

today was a good day

Ok, Britt, just for you, I'm drinking a green tea frapuccino.

I only have one thing to say tonight:
Formation. The. Best. Thing. EVER.

No matter what jet you're flyin'.... even a Tweet. Three feet away at 90 degrees of bank is a wonderful thing. I am thankful for gravity simply because I can defy it. You know that happy feeling you get when you hear a baby laugh? Not just a coo, but when they really have a good belly laugh, and everyone around them can't help but smile or at least chuckle themselves. That is the feeling I get when I am flying formation. When I think about it I can't resist a smile. I said this once during pilot training, and I'll say it again... If formation were a man, I would marry him and have his children.

Ok, maybe that was a bit, a tad, over the top..... But it was a good day.

A shout out to the old school brahs....

High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
~John Gillespie Magee Jr.


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