Almost on a whim, I put in a proposal to complement my NHEMESES Herschel program with SOFIA observations. SOFIA is the NASA airborne observatory. A telescope onboard a Boing 747. I figured it would be heavily oversubscribed but always ask. And there is an observer seat onboard. How nice would it be to go on *that* observing trip! I got 10 hours of observing time, a complete flight!