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“Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death”

‘An Irish Airman Forsees His Death’
- W.B. Yeats, 1919

An air-to-air right side view of two Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-) F-14A Tomcat aircraft in formation. The aircraft in the background is flying in an inverted position. 6 March, 1987.