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Saturday, December 17, 2011

12-17-2011 FIRST IN FLIGHT

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

Principals of Aeronautics Online Intermediate Text -

Library of Congress First Flight -
This Day in History -
Flights of Inspiration: First Flight -
First Flight Society -
Milestones of Flight -
Wright Brothers History -
Eye Witness to History -
Re-Living the Wright Way -

The Science of Flight -
How Airplanes Work -
Air and Flight -
Flight Lesson Plans -
What Makes an Airplane Fly? -
NASA quest -
Bill Nye -

Plane Math -
Flight Distance Calculator -
Education in Flight from the USAF -
Game -

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