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Despite my carbon moans
I love these aeroplanes.
I always get a buzz
from this new jet Airbus.

Waiting for take-off run
with turbofans idling.
Now ready and all clear
gradually bring up power
from four Rolls Royce engines.
The take-off run begins
now ready for full power.
Now hear those lions roar
with megawatts at full, 
acceleration thrill.

Down runway we are pushed.   
Soon lift-off speed is reached.
Rotate and up we go.
Ground disappears below.
Full thrust on all the time,
to flight level we climb.

At thirty thousand feet,
clear air and brightest light.
Now engine speed to cruise.
Enjoy the splendid views. 
Five hundred miles per hour.
A joy to be up here.

And all made possible
thanks to Sir Frank Whittle.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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