Not Quite Ready for His Wings

By Mark Hirsh

September 2016

As a kid, probably around 10 years old, I was on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia, and asked to visit the flight deck. The captain saw me in the jump seat and, before I knew it, I had a headset on and was looking at the runway lights as we approached and landed.

This wouldn't happen today (This would have been around 1970) but it was an experience I will never forget and probably why I am awestruck whenever I fly, and I have flown thousands of times since then.