High Flight

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    Please somebody share a sentiment that is more compelling or beautiful then that penned by John Gillespie Magee, Jr...

    Great Aviation Quotes: High Flight by John Magee

    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 wind-swept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
    And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
     
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    He did his elementary flight trainhing here at 9 EFTS
     
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    Wow, Cosimo. You brought memories of my dad. That is the quote I had printed for the funeral cards for my Dad a few years ago. Out of a few hundred that the Funeral Director asked me to choose from, that was the best. Fit him perfectly.
     
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