Heading Bug; Wishes for Your Flying Year

Written by David Hipschman
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December 2012

 The fact is that the future is unknowable.

Despite ancient tradition of spiritual endeavor, or the most modern advances in particle physics, none of us has yet perfected a process that will let us see into tomorrow. As pilots, no matter whether we are practitioners of a religious faith or not we are all adherents of the physics of flight and its immutable laws of motion.

December, however, is a month of what could be called miracles for those of faith, as well as followers of physics; after the third week of the month, the sun begins to stay longer in the sky, and we begin to look forward. Those who live in northern climes may find themselves quoting Percy Shelley’s line, “if winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

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