Only one poem from John Gillespie Magee Jr.’s tragically brief life has survived the test of time. But “High Flight,” inspired by the iconic Spitfire Mk1, is so beloved by pilots worldwide that Magee lives on as the poet laureate of aviation.
Magee was an RCAF fighter pilot who died in a collision over England in 1941. He was just 19 years old, but was as talented with a pen as he was with a plane.
Honor Magee and the service of countless other pilots from that era with merchandise that features the poem and captures the eternal essence of flight.
Pilot Mall carries Magee’s ode to aviation in attractive framed wall prints. Help that important pilot in your life “slip the surly bonds of earth” in his or her imagination with this poetic gift from Pilot Mall.