Marlon and Sunday pulled into Lynchburg Airport and drove to a rusted, corrugated hangar at the rear of the field. “Smitty’s Banner Tow,” the sign said.
“How much does an hour cost?” Marlon asked the man with yesterday’s BBQ sauce in his beard.
Unlike most pilots, Marlon enjoyed flying at night, especially over wooded areas. The old FAA once identified five hazardous pilot attitudes — resignation, anti-authority, impulsivity, invulnerability and macho — and Marlon had four of them. He always chuckled at the old airman…
Marlon stole glances on the bus back to Dulles. Passengers surfed the Internet wearing digital eyewear. Others fiddled with the wristbands that wirelessly heated their electric underwear. Based on his facial expressions, one teenager appeared to have customized the wiring in his.