The team at Aerial Collective often talk about how privileged we feel to be in a position where we are helping people achieve their lifelong dreams. I speak for all of us when I say that the best part of our day is seeing people’s faces when they land. For some people they just cannot stop smiling, big wide mouthed grins that stretch from ear to ear. Some people are quiet, still slightly overwhelmed by what they have just done. Some people are filled with emotion and gratitude for those pilots that gave their lives in service to their country. One of these people was Kevin McCullough, who flew with us on the 25th July. As a poet he felt the best way to capture all he felt during his flight was through verse…
I LIVED MY DREAM
To find the words that stutter here,
May not bring justice…..my thoughts unclear?
Confused I seem?
For today’s the day, I lived my dream…..
I’ve lived my life through decades five
Yet never once felt more alive
Barrel rolls, as Merlin sings
PV202 – my Warbird Wings
It’s tone vibrates my every sense
Never has living felt more intense
And then I paused and gazed beneath
A silhouette on golden wheat
With that frame in sight, my world stood still
Emotions stirring, my eyes do fill
The words won’t come, yet I need to scream
Is this day real?
This is my dream!
Oh how I love this Warbird lass
We buzz the field and Victory pass
And just to add that touch of real
Forget the runway, it’s grass we’ll feel
Cliff warns of bumps as we touch her down
And this is Blighty, Our hallowed ground
And now for thanks and deep respect
What she endured we must reflect
For the boys that flew her way back when
I thank you each, that you were Men…..
Many thanks to Kevin for letting us share these wonderful words. A true ode to a Spitfire.