My posting from Friday on the Bomber Museum of Canada's restored Lancaster bomber reminded me of an experience I had years ago while visiting the Royal Air Force Museum London.
The Bomber Command Association was selling raffle tickets and I figured I would chat up the two veterans sitting at the table, and buy a couple of tickets while I was at it.
His response was a mild shake of the head. He could see that I looked a little confused, so he added an explanation: "They fly that too often."
Fantastic museum, by the way, if you want to see many great military
aeroplanes from the past, close up and in person. "There's a (Heinkel)
one-eleven! .... a Junkers (88) ! ... a (Hawker) Typhoon! ... a
Spitfire! ... a (English Electric) Lightning! I can't take this! This can't be happening. Hello...."
If you're into historical aviation you will in all probability have a reaction much like mine. You may fare worse, however; it was my Vulcan-like discipline which allowed me to survive. "I am in control of my emotions."
(I didn't win the draw, but the point was the money went to a good cause -- I think so.)