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The view: Just off Essey Strip (private grass strip, Laurinburg, NC), looking west
The pilots: Martin Chavis and Keith Strickland
The airplane: Piper J-3 Cub
The mission: Christmas Day flight, working towards a tailwheel endorsement
The memory: Words cannot express the feeling that comes over you as you leave the earth and look around at God’s creation. As the sun begins to disappear on the horizon, and the shadows begin to stretch across the ground, for the moment, the earth seems to be calm and peaceful.