Friday, 17 July 2015

"Where does the urge come from? Feeling's believing."

"Where does the urge come from? Feeling's believing."

This is a quote from a BBC documentary which I first saw in April 2015. The documentary tells the story of Captain "Winkle" Brown, a Pilot, Test Pilot and Naval Officer, who started off flying bi-planes and finished up flying cold war nuclear bombers.

In the documentary there is a black and white news outtake from the 2nd World War era where Captain Winkle Brown Lands a "Vampire" Jet on an Aircraft Carrier.

The pictures show the flight crew of the carrier crowding around the plane after the successful landing, at which point the narrator explains what has been done, points out the pilot, and asks:

"Where does the urge come from? Feeling's believing."

Now I don't know why but this short sentence struck a bit of a chord with me, which is why I have bothered to make a note of its origin here.

Three cheers for Captain Brown and pilots of his generation. Inspirational.

Video of clip from program:

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