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What are your favorite aviation-related songs?

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Zack Baughman
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#1 Posted: 9/9/2009 11:11:03

Currently one of my favorites is "Johnny Come Lately" by Steve Earle, which is largely about a P-47 pilot in England.  Pink Floyd's "Learning to Fly" is always a great one.  What are some of your favorites? 


Johnny Come Lately

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVaPwdgezWI



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#2 Posted: 9/9/2009 11:22:40

"Fly Away" – Lenny Kravitz



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#3 Posted: 9/9/2009 12:46:49

Since my current project is a Double Eagle, I'm learning to play "Under the Double Eagle" on my banjo.



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#4 Posted: 9/9/2009 13:02:08

Another vote for "Learning to Fly" by Pink Floyd.  Written and performed by an EAA Member, too!   It's my dream that one day we will see Dave Gilmour perform it at Oshkosh.

 



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#5 Posted: 9/9/2009 14:15:49

I vote for any and all of the songs on Dwayne O'Brien's CD "Song Pilot".  These are great!!  Each and every song touched me in some way.  the CD is available at this link and others;

http://www.avialantic.com/airsquare/songpilot.html

This CD includes the song "We Remember".  This is the song that's played during the Heritage Flights at AirVenture and other events.

Great stuff!!

Joe

 



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#6 Posted: 9/9/2009 14:34:54

Sky Pilot. 

 Eric Burdon and the Animals

Here he is about 30 years after writing and singing it.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xigqzvV1Zo&feature=related

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#7 Posted: 9/9/2009 15:36:34

"Learning to Fly" by Pink Floyd and "My Aeroplane" by John Mellencamp.



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#8 Posted: 9/9/2009 19:53:19 Modified: 9/9/2009 19:57:14

Snoopy vs. The Red Baron and Snoopys Christmas by the Royal Guardsmen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxzg_iM-T4E

 

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#9 Posted: 9/9/2009 21:45:46

Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters

Jet Airliner and Fly Like an Eagle by Steve Miller

Eight Miles High by the Byrds

 



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#10 Posted: 9/9/2009 22:15:17
Bob Herrick wrote:

 

Snoopy vs. The Red Baron and Snoopys Christmas by the Royal Guardsmen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxzg_iM-T4E

 

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Oh, I forgot about that one! I love that song!



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#11 Posted: 9/10/2009 00:31:28

EAA Member John Denver's little known song "Flight (The Higher We Fly)" puts the poem "High Flight" to music and encapsulates any Aviator's Love of Flight.  John Denver also did a tribute song to the Challenger crew that is very touching that I have always loved. "Flying for me" that echoes the sentiments of almost all of us who are a part of the "Moonshot" generation and grew up watching our heroes riding rockets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD3vEA3OkC8&NR=1



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#12 Posted: 9/10/2009 07:19:57

Pink Floyd

 

 

&


Popsdory

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMpyZA1zQK0



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#13 Posted: 9/10/2009 08:37:35
Janet Davidson wrote:

 

Pink Floyd

 

 

&


Popsdory

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMpyZA1zQK0

 

Oooooo....good stuff!  "I can land there..." 



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#14 Posted: 9/10/2009 08:39:50
Reggie Smalls wrote:

 

Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters

Jet Airliner and Fly Like an Eagle by Steve Miller

Eight Miles High by the Byrds

 

 

Good choices!  I prefer the Husker Du version of Eight Miles High though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeqyCwAeT3I



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#15 Posted: 9/10/2009 20:12:01

Thats one of my favorites as well I like Dreams by Van Halen  Here a cool airshow video on youtube featuring The Killers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKU0uQki5Dc

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#16 Posted: 9/10/2009 20:18:05

Hi Folks,

 

All great flying songs! One of my favorites is "Tree Top Flyer" by Steven Stills.  Lots of performances on Youtube but I like theses.

 

Enjoy

Stephen Stills in Concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUmIO_MG5IU

 

Nice Video of "Tree Top Flying"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVG5lrM5e8Q



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#17 Posted: 9/10/2009 21:43:58
Rodney smith wrote:

 

Thats one of my favorites as well I like Dreams by Van Halen  Here a cool airshow video on youtube featuring The Killers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKU0uQki5Dc

 

Why didn't I think of Dreams? One of the coolest music videos ever! And I listen to it almost every day on my iPod!



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#18 Posted: 9/10/2009 21:51:43 Modified: 9/10/2009 21:52:25
Kevin ODonnell wrote:

 

Hi Folks,

 

All great flying songs! One of my favorites is "Tree Top Flyer" by Steven Stills.  Lots of performances on Youtube but I like theses.

 

Enjoy

Stephen Stills in Concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUmIO_MG5IU

 

Nice Video of "Tree Top Flying"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVG5lrM5e8Q

 

That video of tree top flying is REALLY REALLY REALLY COOL!!! I saw that for the first time about a year ago and it gave me goosebumps. Looks like some kind of RV.


 



"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."--- Leonardo da Vinci
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#19 Posted: 9/11/2009 00:37:40 Modified: 9/11/2009 09:59:50

 

 

A few more:

Flying -- Beatles (1967) [Magical Mystery Tour album]

The Letter -- Boxtops (1967)

Travelin' Band -- Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970)

The Letter -- Joe Cocker (1970)

Dog and Butterfly -- Heart (1978)

In the Eyes of My Dog -- Martin Mull (1973)  No lyrical connection to flying here, but it was recorded live at 30,000 feet during a performance in the first-class upper-deck lounge of a 747. Now that's unique!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



CAVU to you! - - Steve
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#20 Posted: 9/11/2009 13:28:37

Hey,Jesse I have alway enjoyed watching and flying planes.I also grow up as part of the Mtv generation.Cool music  in an aviation video done  right is just plane COOL!!!Also I like Pat Benatars {Shadows of the Night} Chears Rod



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