"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. Hovering 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 untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

By: John G. Magee, Jr.

John G. Magee, Jr., born June 9, 1922, died December 11, 1941 was an American aviator serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. This was prior to the United States entering the war. Before his tragic death, as a result of mid-air collision of his Spitfire and another aircraft over Lincolnshire, England, he composed the immortal sonnet "Hight Flight," which has remained an inspiration  ever since. 

This page is dedicated to all those who dare to venture out of their comfort zone and reach for the sky, to become one with nature and who inspire the rest of us to also wonder, not whether we can, but what is stopping us from reaching our destiny.

[1]  From Wikipedia

Charles Lindbergh once said: 'What freedom lies in flying, what Godlike power it gives to men ... I lose all consciousness in this strong unmortal space crowded with beauty, pierced with danger.'"



Come Fly With Me

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We Fly Because Our Hearts Ache For It

               We Fly Because Our Minds Lead Us to the Sky

                                We Fly Because Our Souls Are At Rest in The Blue

                                                                                             Harry J. Perez

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Leonardo's Design for a Flying Machine

From Wikipedia

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."

Leonardo da Vinci 


Dana's Tender Loving Care!

The Bonanza Took Care of her while she was in training! 

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Jon McLinden's T-34


My Air Adventure Over New Mexico


Tex Hill

A Salute to "TEX" Hill


Jon's start of a new adventure

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Oshkosh WI 7/26/11; Photo by Jeannette Merten/for the EAA.

Inspiration will Motivate!

   © Harry Perez 2012