|Today, 03:24 AM|
Some members of the HQA have been undergoing intensive motivational courses. This involves listening to music recommended by key figures within the organization. Sometimes in their sleep. This is indeed a desperate measure it's true but deemed necessary for extreme cases. Despite some encouraging early signs the struggle for the 'perfect' song continues. The HQA have resolved to never surrender to these foul inner demons.
Please forgive me Lars no offence intended. Just an excuse to play more Beatles. Heaven help RCG's.
Of coarse the real plane and her pilots weren't interested in excuses.
|Today, 04:57 AM|
It is sad that people dont always seem to appreciate the I history of things they own or that is around them. Not something lost on me, you shouldn't be surprised to know.
In 2003 , I deployed to Guadalcanal for 5 months amid the turmoil of civil unrest in the Solomon Islands.
I was a crewman on Huey's back then, and I flew all of Guadalcanal and surrounding islands. Being based at Henderson Field was, historically, just fantastic. As I flew around the coast of Guadalcanal, I looked down at the rusting hulks of Japanese supply ships, or Marine amphibious landing craft. We flew of Bloody Ridge on an almost daily basis, and I would look down into the thick scrub, trying to imagine what it must have been like for the US Marines and Army Dogs who had to fight in it.
I also walked around Blood beach, and into the scrub immediately beind the beach, and I can tell you, it is thick. After a bombardment, the fallen trees would have only added to the disorienting mass of green.
So, folks, when you do, like Lou, find yourself in a place of historical significance...pause, take a moment to absorb some of that history....touch it, and reflect.
I have touched the rusted remains of Japanese and American tanks, weapons, the walls of the city of York, a restored Spad, sat in a Mk XIV Spitfire, a 10000 year old tree and the face of a glacier. It was history, and for the moment that I touched it, I was part of its history.
Due to my financial circumstances, I will never be ale to own and fly a full sized warbird, but I can Customise a model, such as this P40, and make my own tribute to the history of man and machine.
Good on you Lou, and Brent and JB.
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