Saturday, October 10, 2009
Low Flight 2, The Heli Version
Today, while surfing the web for something completely different,
I ran across another version of Low Flight, this time written by
and for helicopter pilots. I previously posted the original High Flight,
and then Low Flight written for Phantom II crews earlier this year.
Oh, I've slipped the surly bonds of earth
And hovered out of ground effect on semi-rigid blades;
Earthward I've auto'ed and met the rising brush of non-paved terrain
And done a thousand things you would never care to
Skidded and dropped and flared
Low in the heat soaked roar.
Confined there, I've chased the earthbound traffic
And lost the race to insignificant headwinds;
Forward and up a little in ground effect
I've topped the General's hedge with drooping turns
Where never Skyhawk or even Phantom flew.
Shaking and pulling collective,
I've lumbered the low untresspassed halls of victor airways,
Put out my hand and touched a tree.