As a young boy, I too had a dream of flight, and, in my late 30s, I actually got the chance to check that off my “bucket list.”   Lots of fun.

No, I never flew fighter jets but as I recently reprocessed this airshow image from six years ago, the memories came flooding back. I see the sky-piercing attitude, the ripples of heat out the tail end, and I remember… It is as though I am up there, at the controls of this carrier-based FA-18 super hornet…

Full afterburner… Feel the Gs

(Click on image to access a few more from that airshow, in Hillsboro, Oregon.)afterburner