John O'Reilly, composer
Spirit of Flight was commissioned by the USAF Academy Band,
commanded by Lt. Col. Steven Grimo, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary
of the US Air Force.
The composer, John O’Reilly, has written a sparkling composition that
inspires young people to feel the amazing combination of exhilaration,
serenity, and excitement that all pilots experience when flying a mission.