My pilot was a woman and I was happy about that because it's nice to know they are doing it just as well as the boys. She was nice but all business which I expected. She asked me what I had for breakfast because it was going to be in the back of her plane but I said I already took care of that. She laughed, it seemed to break the ice. We talked about our backgrounds, one of my heroes in flight was hers also, Kara Hultgreen, the first woman fighter pilot. Sadly, she died in a crash and we spoke about that which made what we were about to due more real.
Taking off is like nothing you can imagine, and we were on land, can't imagine a catapult. You are up and charging in seconds, effortlessly. I tried to remember all that would happen all I've studied about aerodynamics and for a while I did focus trying to imagine flying the plane. The Lieutenant spoke to me on the radio telling me what was coming and finally telling me to enjoy the ride but remember to breathe and do extremity exercises for g-forces. It became acrobatic.I handled it pretty well, I think. Just amazing.
I mean the guy drove around with 5 dead kids in a car for 9 days. Can anyone seriously tell me that person is mentally competent? What good will it do to put him to death? Will family cheer and be happy when he dies? It won't happen for years and then won't it just destroy any healing that may have taken place? Closure is a myth.
I don't know. I have respect for the guy who lost a family member and then waits for the offender to be convicted in court, witnesses he's sane, smuggles a gun into court and kills him himself. Fast, clean, applied equally.