Aerial Dogfighting 2012 Style

2012 RAYTHEON AWARD VIDEO

On a day that we remember victims of 9/11, let’s also remember the men and women who guard our skies, who are ready at a moments notice to defend  against  attack, who fly countless missions everyday. You may not see them but they are there.

Tom in NC

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 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.

“High Flight”
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

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