NOW ABOUT THE PILOT: Even more interesting to me than the plane ride was getting to know the pilot. All who rode with her commented on her enthusiasm and easy confidence--enjoying life with nothing to prove---nothing to fear. She spoke and acted like a friendly general. My heart flutters in the presence of powerful women and I asked if I might interview her. She consented.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
— John Gillespie Magee, Jr died 1944--age 19 years