Light on Its Feet

By Alan Bagwell

September 2016

I am a 747 super fan! My bucket list is that I hold the yoke in flight for five seconds! A 757, 767, 777, 787, or whenever, 797, won't do it for me. And I am running out of time.

I remember in 1969 when the first 747 left the ground, I stayed home from college classes to see the event on TV. I could not imagine something that large being able to get off the ground. Needless to say, I was pleasantly stunned when it happened. I've been a fan ever since and flew on one every opportunity I had.