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  • jet2rdu Sep 4, 10:34 a.m.

    "To rush at the wind and climb as high as the wind itself"

    from an Eastern Airlines commercial in the 1960's

    Thanks to your contributions to aviation Francis, RIP.

  • mom2threecld Sep 4, 8:43 a.m.

    wow! 97. rest in peace

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