To date, I have logged over 2 000 flying hours. Only two of those hours have been logged in my 92nd year!
Yesterday’s flight was spectacular. There is nothing like being in a plane. My son’s birthday gift to me was this flight.
Around 1:30 we (my son, and the Dancing Nannies who are now, I guess the Flying Nannies too!) headed out to Oro Airport. By 2:00 we were in the air – well, the Nannies stayed on the ground. The weather was perfect – blue sky with only a hint of cloud to make things more interesting.
We flew over Barrie and also over the old homestead in New Lowell and Craighurst. It is amazing how being so far above the scene one can see so much more. It is remarkable how quickly the trees overtake space when left to do their own thing.
What a thrill.
Oh, and I flew the plane for a while!
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
|Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941