The title is tongue in cheek; I was thinking of “Top Gun” and “I feel the need — for speed!” Yesterday, I was on a plane (three of them, actually) for the first time since the 80s. What I didn’t realize, as I anticipated this process with some trepidation, was how much I’d enjoy it.
Not so much the waiting or navigating the terminals and security and all that, but the actual flying. Taking off was exhilarating — the ramping up, feeling the acceleration and taking off. When I could see out the window, I enjoyed seeing the cities roll away under us. Landings are a little tough for me, but I got through it.
So now, here I am in Burbank and tomorrow I’ll get to meet Mr. Pierre Jalbert — something I’ve looked forward to for a year. I hope he can overlook HOW I look and see me, but even if he can’t, I will have met him and hopefully had the chance to thank him, and that will be all right.
I’ve really enjoyed meeting all the people that I’ve talked to over the internet. This is such a neat thing, and now I understand better why they like doing these Recons.