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John left and Chris Magee, fighter pilot cousins—both American, both trained by the Royal Canadian Air Force, both poets and writers fighting at opposite ends of the earth. One died, one lived, but both would become legends. It is safe to say that the great majority of pilots and aircrew in the English-speaking world have read or heard the uplifting and joyous words of the poem known as High Flight, written by John Gillespie Magee Jr. In these words and lines can be found the emotional and inspirational genetic code that reveals the aviator, that vintage physique photo
the passion we have for flight, that inspires us to climb sunward. His are the words that describe human flight before utility.