Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Childhood images. When I was 10, in 1958 a good friend of my dad's was an Air Force officer in charge of B-52 pilot quals at Travis. One afternoon he took my dad and I to the field and he let me sit in the cockpit of the then brand new F-104 Starfighter. Unreal. The trailing edges of the wings were so sharp they were covered with wood to protect the ground crew. Great memories.
Classic lines. American creativity at it's best.
If it looks fast, it is fast. -- Old Air Force Saying
In an emergency, you don't rise to the occasion - you sink to the level of your training.So true of all life's problems.