Season 14—Adventure 1—Arrival—Episode 9—Scene 1… Danger Bay Airfield… Popping and snorting, the two big Lightnings taxied up to the hangars—and after a post-flight check, Chris and Boomer shut-down the engines and climbed out of their respective airplanes, “Hey, newbies, what brings you here?”
“Curiosity?” Debra rejoined, “We saw the airport sign and thought we’d check it out.”
“I want one of these!”
“I want one of these!”
“Sorry, Joey,” Chris replied, “They’re all spoken for—can you fly?”
“Only off the handle,” Debra quipped.
“Maybe,” Chris grinned, “We should take these three newbies up for a flight.”
Boomer could tell by his old friend’s grin—she was thinking evil thoughts.
He was right.
“We have other business to attend to, how’s tomorrow morning?”
“I have to work,” Lacey replied, “How about a week from today?”
They all agreed to meet at stupid o’clock in a week, “I WANT one!”
“Maybe for Christmas, Joey—if you behave,” Debra replied—then laughed long and hard.
“Crap!” Joey grinned.
Episode 9—Scene 2… Danger Bay Airfield… The two Lightings roared down the runway and clawed into the air—Lacey alone among the newbies was grinning—widely.”
The two Lightings roared down the runway
Boomer sang (way off-key), “Off we go into the wild blue yonder, Climbing high into the sun; Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, At ’em boys, Give ‘er the gun!”¹
Chris replied, “I think I’m having issues with my radio—lots of static.”
Lacey picked-up the cue, “Mine are screeching.”
Joey wished he could sing along, but he didn’t know the lyrics.
The others—had they known—would’ve been glad he couldn’t. Even though it was not possible for anyone to sound any worse than Boomer.
With Boomer & Lacey leading—they skimmed just above the water at nearly 400 mph.
“A little more altitude please,” Debra was a little less than comfortable.
“A little more altitude please”
Chris, with Joey and Debra, took the lead—and gained an impressive altitude.
“A little less altitude, please,” Joey’s voice betrayed his terror.
“A little less altitude, please”
Boomer took the lead—grinning widely, and led the flight over Grand Marais on their way back to the airfield.
Boomer led the flight over Grand Marais
“If anyone is interested in piloting—we have some airplanes in need of pilots.” Boomer announced, “Two Mustangs and a Hellcat.”
¹ Army Air Corps song.
To be CONTINUED…