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Saturday, March 05, 2011

High Flight

My latest Adobe AfterEffects project is an animation of the memorable poem "High Flight." The narration is the same as an old TV sign-off clip from the 1960s, featuring the most awesome aircraft in the world, the F-104 Starfighter. Nowhere is the narrator credited, but it's a good guess that it's the recording Orson Wells made in 1926 for Reader's Digest.

This poem is my favorite of all time. I had them print it on the back of my retirement program pamphlet when I finally left the USAF. It's only fitting that my retirement flag flew aboard the aircraft that shared a body with the F-104, the U-2 Dragon Lady, the ultimate High Flight aircraft.


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