Before the flight, my instructor had given me tips to ensure a safe and successful trip. “If you find yourself in a difficult situation, do your best to stay ahead of the aircraft, anticipate the worst, trust your training and ... wiggle your toes; doing that will take your mind off the situation.” Charged with excitement, I obediently noted the sage advice but wondered silently at the last tidbit of insight. In my mind, I had flown a thousand fantasy missions as a fighter pilot. Now this was my opportunity to experience the imagined thrill for real. Liftoff and a westerly outbound leg of my three-hour round trip were uneventful, and I arrived at my destination, got the appropriate logbook signatures, and took off for my return leg. In those days, only a single-leg round trip was required.