Perhaps we’ve missed something, but one question remains unanswered for us: has everyone gone mad? We’re talking here about children flying planes! Rachel Carter started flying at a mere seven years old, when she probably had all her baby teeth and hoped to pass Santa and his reindeer. Isn’t it enough that in the waning days of the 20th century we must consider each prepubescent we meet a potential (but better armed) Rambo? Must we now also scan the skies above for wayward tykes whose single-engine planes might plow into our homes?

–Cate Plys

December 23, 1994