'72 T-38 'High Flight' Aviation Tribute

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An awesome tribute to the miracle of flight, with a reading of an inspirational poem by John Magee set to background music by the US Air Force band and footage of the T-38 Talon. John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (9 June 1922 -- 11 December 1941) was an American aviator and poet who died as a result of a mid-air collision over Lincolnshire during World War II. He was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, which he joined before the United States officially entered the war. He is most famous for his poem "High Flight..." Many U.S. television viewers were introduced to "High Flight" when some TV stations ended (and sometimes also began) their programming day with short films based on it.

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  1. 35191979
    35191979 Jun 17, 2016

    does anyone know of the short orchestral and choral piece of music that plays about 20 seconds from the end of the film, just as the announcer says "and, while with silent lifting mind."

  2. 35191979
    35191979 Jun 17, 2016

    About the short orchestral piece of music, I should have mentioned that it is the earlier 1960's, F104 version, which I think is superior to this 1972 Talon version, as that older video doesn't have the echo and reverb that the Talon has. That video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoL-KCFbIpA

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