The primordial elegance and immense splendor brought Hawk solitude, clarity of purpose, and thankfulness. Cocooned snuggly in his Tomcat, thousands of feet above the worries and stresses of mortal man, he felt alive, free, and energized with a realization that he was doing what he was supposed to be doing. He was in perfect harmony with his destiny. Embraced by the sheer beauty surrounding him he had found complete tranquility. When he returned to earth, when the landing gear hit the steel deck of the Enterprise, he would be just a man again, but for a little while, a moment frozen in time, he felt immortal.
– Donald Auten from “Roger Ball!”