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May 1, 2012

Heavy Leather Flight Jacket

My heavy leather flight jacket is zipped against the cold rain.
The drops are making a hollowļ£°splat sound against its skin weathered from millions of air miles... About a 15-20 knot splat. I decide to lean against number one engine cowling and warm my old bones before I continue. Rain drops are hissing into steam against the exhaust cone; brake fans are howling; air conditioning/pressurization packs are ON and wailing inside her belly; it is a sound like nothing else on earth. -- Flight Level 390:

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 1, 2012 2:35 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Nobody does it better. That is nobody writes about the life of an airline pilot better than Captain Dave. The feelings, sounds, smells, and joys of life on the line are all there.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at May 1, 2012 10:41 AM

I'll always be grateful to Gerard for turning me onto Capt Dave's FL390 blog. Thanks GVDL.

Posted by: Anonymous at May 2, 2012 1:39 AM

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