Updated: May 4, 2021
I’m 76 now. I grew up here. I learned to fly at 16 out of Park Township Airport. So many letters to the editor. So many 'My Takes.'
I can’t add anything to the pro and con debate. Except I think the cost of redoing the runway is 10 times what it really would cost. And the fear factor has also been amplified 10 fold.
I flew because I loved the feel of flight in my tail dragger T-Craft. Like dancing in the sky like a bird. And looking down as if on a miniature city. So similar to the one at the old museum at 12th street 40 years ago. Seeing no one arguing. Everyone getting along
The words of Wilbur Wright, co-inventor of the fixed wing aircraft expressed flight so well. “More than anything else, the sensation is one of perfect peace, mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination.”
Socrates said that we needed to see the Earth from above in order to find unity for the Human Family. This is the gist of a quote that opens a book written by three astronauts on the beauty of Planet Earth.
In 2020 we need this connection to Our Mother. Park Township Airport has offered this perspective to so many of us. We need to not lose this for our young people. Giving this mystic knowing to find real answers together from their diverse knowing. Wisdom from American Indians is saying to us right now.
Vote with The Seventh Generation in mind. Which way would they have you choose?
Annie Olson (Pam Willis Thomas) Essenceofthespiral@gmail.com Phone 616-422-3729