'72 T-38 'High Flight' Aviation Tribute


    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.