Do you remember when Larry Walters flew across the flight path of Los Angeles International Airport?   Walters made the news because his aircraft was made from an ordinary lawn chair and 42 helium-filled weather balloons. Eventually, he rose to an altitude of 16,000 feet before beginning a controlled descent by popping balloons with a BB Gun. 

Eventually, Mr. Walters was charged with violating controlled airspace, flying without a balloon license, and operating a non-airworthy craft. That was in 1982. Today he might have been shot down. 
In the past two weeks, there have been four objects shot down over North America by the US Airforce, two of those over Canadian Air space.
I tried to remember the last time anything was shot down over Canada, and as far as I can recall, the answer is never. As I’m fond of saying, the pendulum never stops.
You have to wonder if this is our politician’s response to the criticism they received over their delayed response to the suspected Chinese spy balloon. They let it meander from Alaska to South Carolina before being shot down.
Our life lesson is that we need to be careful how we react in response to criticism, or it’s hard to say what or who we’ll shoot down.
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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