My 91st Flight


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! 

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. 

  Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941
 

 

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2 thoughts on “My 91st Flight

  1. Outrageously Excellent!!!! I wish I could have been there with you guys….. 🙂

  2. Anne Crowe

    So amazing!! Happy Fathers Day to you !

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