it is like that isnít it, it is more fun to remember than it was at the time.<quoted text>
I never met a pilot who had just ejected into Indian country who was relaxed! Even if they'd done it before. Most hadn't. The adrenalin was pumping. They gave us a good snort of brandy back on board.
I couldn't wait to get out when I was in, Now days I'd give my left nut to do it again. But knowing I was coming back alive would take most of the fun out of it!
It is a shame, I have stood in a place where every direction you looked was north, I have also stood in a place where every direction you looked was south.
I spent 3 months without ever seeing night, the sun would just circle the sky, dipping below the horizon briefly to come up again 10 min later.
I donít think I appreciated it at the time as much as I do remembering it.