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Avaition Poems

Here is a collection of aviation related poems.  Click the names of the poems to read each one.

High Flight, by John Gillespie Magee, Jr


Aviation Quotes

"To most people, the sky is the limit.  To those who love aviation, the sky is home." -- Anonymous

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  — This must be the most famous aviation quote that is not a verifiable quote. It is attributed everywhere (including some Smithsonian publications and the Washington Post newspaper) to Leonardo da Vinci, but I've never found definitive source information. Neither did some nice folks I talked with at National Geographic Magazine, who contacted one of the world's leading Leonardo authorities in Italy as part of a long research process and were told that Leonardo da Vinci did not write it.  Still it is a great aviation quote. 



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