I met Dave last year October 2016 in Ölüdeniz/ Turkey at the International Air Games. From the first moment I felt his special spirit.
I will never forget him.
Flight is freedom in its purest form,
to dance with the clouds which follow a storm;
to roll and glide, to wheel and spin, to feel the joy that swells within.
to leave the earth with its troubles and fly,
and know the warmth of a clear spring sky;
then back to earth at the end of the day,
released from the tensions which melted away.
should my end come while I am in flight,
whether brightest day or darkest night;
spare me no pity and shrug off the pain,
secure in the knowledge that I’d do it again.
for each of us is created to die,
and within me I know,
I was born to fly.