Bouncing High Above the World by Jim Cline
Approx. 4,150 words.
Published on October 1, 2010.
On a rainy day which had canceled out a glider training flight, the time was spent investigating an odd rectangle in the desert vegetation off the edge of an old runway. What they found there brought memories of WWII-era tale that enlivened nights around the campfire at the ranch long ago.