A stirring visit with the past

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  1. davparlr

    davparlr Well-Known Member

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    I just got back from Enid, Oklahoma, where we visited my wife's parents. Enid is also the home of Vance AFB, where I spent my pilot training days. In the cool still morning air, the smell of burned JP4/5 wafted across the lawn, transporting me instantly back to my AF flying days. What powerful and moving memories that sweet smell can induce. I also stopped on the highway paralleling the outside runway and watched T-38s do touch and gos with the car shaking from the afterburner lights and those magnificent jet bounding into the air and realizing how fortunate I have been to have experienced such a thrill as military flying. For you young guys out there, military training is the best and it is an immensely rewarding experience and provides a brotherhood bond with all men and women of all services and occupations be it pilot, WSO, navigator, maintenance man, controller, airplane, helicopter, etc. I am honored to have participated.
     
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    Smell is a very powerful way to recall memories. Glad you had a good time with the in-laws.
     
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