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HIGH FLIGHT =========== Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth(1), And danced(2) the skies on laughter silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed(3) and joined the tumbling mirth(4) Of sun-split clouds(5) and done a hundred things(6) You have not dreamed of -- Wheeled and soared and swung(7) High in the sunlit silence(8). Hov'ring there(9) I've chased the shouting wind(10) along and flung(11) My eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious(12), burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights(13) with easy grace, Where never lark, or even eagle(14) flew; And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space(15), Put out my hand(16), and touched the face of God. John Gillespie Magee, Jr. NOTES:-===== 1. Pilots must insure that all surly bonds have been slipped entirely beforeaircraft taxi or flight is attempted. 2. During periods of severe sky dancing, crew and passengers must keepseatbelts fastened. Crew should wear shoulderbelts as provided. 3. Sunward climbs must not exceed the maximum permitted aircraft ceiling. 4. Passenger aircraft are prohibited from joining the tumbling mirth. 5. Pilots flying through sun-split clouds under VFR conditions must complywith all applicable minimum clearances. 6. Do not perform these hundred things in front of Federal AviationAdministration inspectors. 7. Wheeling, soaring, and swinging will not be attempted except in aircraftrated for such activities and within utility class weight limits. 8. Be advised that sunlit silence will occur only when a major enginemalfunction has occurred. 9. "Hov'ring there" will constitute a highly reliable signal that a flightemergency is imminent. 10. Forecasts of shouting winds are available from the local FSS.Encounters with unexpected shouting winds should be reported by pilots. 11. Pilots flinging eager craft through footless halls of air are remindedthat they alone are responsible for maintaining separation from other eagercraft. 12. Should any crewmember or passenger experience delirium while in theburning blue, submit an irregularity report upon flight termination. 13. Windswept heights will be topped by a minimum of 1,000 feet to maintainVFR minimum separations. 14. Aircraft engine ingestion of, or impact with, larks or eagles should bereported to the FAA and the appropriate aircraft maintenance facility. 15. Aircraft operating in the high untresspassed sanctity of space mustremain in IFR flight regardless of meteorological conditions and visibility. 16. Pilots and passengers are reminded that opening doors or windows inorder to touch the face of God may result in loss of cabin pressure.Dave T. .........On the lovely warm Devon Riviera and active 'FlightSim User's Group' member at http://www.flightsimgrpuk.free-online.co.uk/

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