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then there’s that wonderful feeling as it starts to get brighter and brighter, and then it’s almost unbearably bright, and then you pop out - it’s just exquisite. He was jazzed by that, but I don’t think he has an interest in learning to fly. He’s 17, he wants to make his own way and not be just like Dad…It may well be that in five or six years he says, ‘I’m going to learn to fly.’” There’s a very strong feeling of immediate gratification when you fly an airplane that you just don’t get in film or theater. “My favorite flight is my last flight. It’s just always a joy to be in the airplane, it doesn’t’ really matter where I went, or what I did.” “I never lost that appreciation for how lucky I am to be flying anything anywhere. And if it turns out that I end up with a Piper Cub or a Husky or something, that would be thrilling to me. Just fine.”

“I’ve never lost that little racing heart that I have every time you pull back on the yoke and the airplane leaves the ground… there’s just this incredible feeling of freedom, and it’s

“I don’t think I fly because my business is what it is; I was flying before I was acting, and I just always loved it.” almost as though all of your problems got left on the ground. And it’s never left me in 35 years.” “I think communing with nature in some kind of solitary way is important. For example, there’s a time in the cockpit as the sun is set-

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