We Fly

We fly, but we have not ‘conquered’ the air. Nature presides in all her dignity, permitting us the study and the use of such of her forces as we may understand. It is when we presume to intimacy, having been granted only tolerance, that the harsh stick fall across our impudent knuckles and we rub the pain, staring upward, startled by our ignorance.
-Beryl Markham, West with the Night

8 thoughts on “We Fly

  1. Magnificent men in their flying machines…

    Right time and place for the photographer, wrong time and place for the pilot!

    Aye.

  2. That is an awesome photo! I bet that farmer was thinking, “Holy Sh$t,” and the pilot was thinking something worse.

  3. Aviation in itself, is not inherently dangerous. But in an ever greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect.

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