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David Gilmour (Only Music, 1987): "'Learning to Fly' is about breaking free and the actual mechanics of learning to fly an airplane." (thanks, Mike - Mountlake Terrace, Washington)
Gilmour is a pilot. He owns a company called Intrepid Aviation. (thanks, John - Waterville, MI)
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. (thanks, Josh - Sarnia, Canada)
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.