What better place of power to be than with jets shooting overhead?
Flying is from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm and the watchers are out.
I wanted to leave this post until one zoomed overhead and try and describe it to you. This is about the first flying day. Now I’m a day behind so this will be a rolling post.
Cloudy so I heard it and it wasn’t creeping, it was storming! A silver jet shot from the clouds at 300 feet, rolled to show off its underside bristling with the fiddly stuff men love and was gone.
“Come back!” I shouted at an empty sky. A flock of birds skimming into my garden changed its mind and flew next door. Not only crazy neighbourhood but crazy people as well. The silver flash hurtled past again in a series of rolls, fluid and fun and stunning to watch. Strange ends to the wings, like triangles to the tips and a foglight on the front bearing down to the runway. The sound hurtled after it. Wow!
And that was the start. I can’t hear myself think, it is constant. I love it!
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