Maiden Flight – 100-Worder.

The maiden flight had been highly uneventful; take off, flight landing, without a hint of trouble – a veritable first for us.

The reception committee was waiting for us; waving flags, cheering; the band were playing ‘Nearer My God To Thee’ (which I considered highly inappropriate on one level) with that ‘slightly out of tune’ sound that only amateur bands can truly catch; and my proud father stood there waiting to reclaim his prodigal son.

“I’d just like to say a few words…” said the mayor. The rest was lost as I hugged Father – leaving Orville to receive the crowd’s acclaim.


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