Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Neptunus Lex is gone. Naval Aviator, adventurer, patriot, the man who never poked fun at T39 drivers, who listened, who learned, who left a contrail of memories, stories and wisdom behind.
The crash was yesterday. Though retired from active duty, he was flying as a civilian contractor, so the news said it would investigated by the DOT and NTSB Go-Teams. Laura B. and other bloggers may have more news coming up.
For myself, I can only leave these meager words and when able, lift another toast to his memory.
Captain LeFon, it was an honor.
And shouldn't I have,
knowing that this might be the last,
raced my craft around the sky once more,
just to feel the stick clasp my hand back,
joined in the thrall,
dancing with the wind
waltzing with the blue
knowing that never after should I feel so free,
so sure in risk, so sure in this, my calling
taming this sky with the pride of experience.
my future just a glint in the horizons
I hurl myself up to meet my fate---
Posted by Brigid at 7:09 PM