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Myles Joins the Eaglet Squadron

Three weeks and one day. Old enough for an introduction. With a father who has a pilot's license, a grandfather who has actually flown in a Spitfire, and growing up in an environment where the "Few" are honored, Myles enjoys a refreshment beneath a print of a Spitfire (Alan Deere) and a Messerschmidt clashing over England. Josh, his dad, puts the final touches on a North American Mustang in RAF livery, a find at the local Ninety Nine Cents store, where one can acquire an air force for $2. (And one did.... this one... 8 planes, for my grandchildren, of course!)

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With years of practice, and most recently a radio controlled stunt plane under his belt, this was mere child's play for this graduate of New Mexico Military Academy and current information technology guru in Boeing Aircraft's Satellite Division.

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Relying on Pavlovian reflexes, feeding time is accompanied by an introduction of Milk and Mustang, a mellifluous melding of gurgles and Merlin fantasies, imprinting on Myles' what will be a familial, lifelong fascination.

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The mustang closes in, Myles in his sights.

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But, this lad is no mere novice. He seizes the Mustang by its mighty Merlin and throws it into a violent roll, never missing a single draft on his bottie, the control firmly in his hand.

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Already enrolled in a comprehensive pre-flight course, he is seen in a pre-pre-flight simulator, banking at about twenty degrees and showing no ill effects from the centrifugal force.

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Before settling down to his book work, Myles contemplates flying in the clouds.

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And, to apply the sentiment of Sir Winston, .....Never in the course of human events, have so many dreams been inspired by so wee a lad.... Myles Joshua Kafeder Golden, Age 22 days, and a force to contend with, the future commander of the Eaglet Squadron.

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