There is no way of getting around it- I love aviation. It fascinated me as a boy and it still fascinates me today. It astonished me that these man-made machines could laugh in the face of gravity. Over time, I would come to learn about lift, thrust, and aerodynamics… but the wonder never left. To get a sense of wonder (or at least raise an eyebrow,) all it takes is to look at one plane. I’m not talking about the flying Greyhound buses that take off and land at O’Hare or LAX.