Yep. It’s that time of year again. The day we salute Richard Russell, AKA “Skyking”. Three years ago an average Joe broken down by the system and ground down by the modern world, audaciously stole an airplane where he worked as a baggage handler. He enjoyed some time doing something he always dreamed of. He flew that plane and did a barrel roll. When he was done, he didn’t hurt anyone. He nosed it down and “called it a night”.
I know a lot of people like to poopoo all over Rich and what he did. “Muh private property damage and the cost to that poor million dollar airline” Frankly, I don’t give a shit about that. I don’t care about any of that shit. I honestly don’t know why anyone but the most dedicated card carrying libertarian retard would even care about that anymore. We are past all that now. The last year should have burn that into the smoothest of brains by now. Richard knew that better than anyone.
His story really touched me at the time. He was “just a broken guy” to use his own words. Maybe, but since that day, he seems like the most sane rational person I can think of now a days.
Salute to you, Richard. You will not be forgotten here.