Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/25

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Subject: [Leica] P 51 Flight time reminder. :-)
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Wed May 25 22:39:26 2005
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Tina Manley said:
> Ted -  My father flew P-51's, Mustangs, and Spitfires in WWII.  He ran 
> away from home at 17 and joined the RCAF, transferred after the > US got 
> in the war and ended up as an Ace pilot with all kinds of medals .    <<<

Hi Tina,
Thanks for the wishes and the story about your dad flying P51's and joining 
the RCAF, as many of your countrymen did early on in the war.

I obviously am excited about this coming 27th as it's a dream I've had since 
I was a teen growing up during WW2. My real wish to do this was in a 
Spitfire, the Mustang was always second choice. So when this situation was 
first talked about last fall there's been no holding me when I knew about 
the possibility. Finally it's here! :-)

So after all these years a dream is about to come true. Besides, my life has 
been made up of dreaming about doing things, living them and without 
question, being a photojournalist has given me the opportunities to 
accomplish many of them. :-)

It's like who said photography is just about taking pictures? It's far more 
than that as it allows many of us to experience so many things in life that 
those not involved ever have the opportunities to enjoy.

More to come so stay tuned. ;-)

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