Saturday, 14 April 2012

A few of our favorite things... more planes!

We drove 45 miles to see a  fly-by, and on arrival found that we had missed the show.  Then we discovered this little gem at the same airfield.  An old wooden World War II hanger, with about 25 World War II planes in flying condition.  The hanger was used by the Texans as a training base.  The Commemorative Air Force fly and maintain the planes. The Hangar was built in 1942 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

 B25 - The Yellow Rose.  
Used to train the Texans before they left for Europe.
Where Stuart belongs..

 Inside the Yellow Rose.

 "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 wind-swept heights with easy grace.
 Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
 And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod
 The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
 - Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

 This battered old trunk could tell a tale or two.

And outside on the airfield...

1 comment:

  1. gorgeous pics, wow, love that poem!! its beaut.........Stuart has really put his love of everything that flies onto his kids, how awesome.....