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By M. H. Norris

Airplane layout 1 (1998) 105—123

In his evaluation of the Navy’s carrier-based aid airplane, Mr. Norris offers an outstanding outline
of the genesis of provider aviation necessities within the conventional challenge components of surveillance,
reconnaissance, floor war, undersea struggle, digital war, and logistics help. But
even extra very important, he offers a willing perception into the evolving roles and missions of naval forces
as we input the twenty first Century.

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He would gaze in fascination as the wind caught a sheet of paper and sent it soaring through the air. 32 In the end nothing in Washington could really take the place of his home in Little Falls. Charles disliked the capital’s crowded rows of unappealing redbrick houses, the snarl of traffic that filled the streets with an unnatural cacophony, the rushed hullabaloo, the tall structures that blocked the sunsets, the artificiality of the man-made environment. City life was a prison. He missed Little Falls’s uncluttered rusticity, the “feel of branch to muscle,” the solitude and open woodlands.

But Charles was determined, and C. A. ”89 you’re y our o wn b oss 19 2 ACOLYTE OF THE AIR w hen it was first wheeled onto the historical stage late in 1903, the awkward contraption hardly seemed like an agent of far-reaching change. 1 Notions of flight had beguiled human society from ancient times. Apollo’s son Phaeton rode a sun chariot through the skies, while Sinbad of Baghdad cut through the air mounted on his great bird Roc, and the flying horse Pegasus carried Perseus through the ether.

He helped her with the housework, drove her where she needed to go, and learned to deal with her moods. Lightning terrified her; at the sound of thunder he would scramble to her side to hold her hand. When on several occasions local hooligans sent bullets whizzing across the river for amusement, Charles drove them off with a combination of rifle shots and a round from a ten-gauge saluting canon. But for all of his devoted care the relationship never broke through its fixed boundaries of reserve.

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