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Album: A Momentary Lapse Of ReasonReleased: 1987Charted:
David Gilmour (Only Music
, 1987): "'Learning to Fly' is about breaking free and the actual mechanics of learning to fly an airplane."
Gilmour is a pilot. He owns a company called Intrepid Aviation.
The dubbed over voice of pilots talking is actually a recording of drummer Nick Mason during a flying lesson. According to his book Inside Out
, both Mason and Gilmour were terrified of flying but eventually got their pilot Licenses.