With reference to the article in the Wave "Concord Gets Take Off Clearance", September 8, may I, as a Rockaway resident welcome you back noble bird of the sky! That a magnificent silver sight you were (and we missed you!) as you thundered out of JFK to wing your blessed way out over the Atlantic! You passed over my home in Rockaway Park just after sunrise. If I happened to be on the beach, as I usually am at that jour, I gazed admiringly and spellbound as you rapidly became a tiny, glinting spot on the horizon, making your Way expectantly, at twice the speed of sound, to your European destination. Claire Shulman and other critics say, "you do us no good…You make a lot of noise". Perhaps, but it’s worth it! You’re bringing some excitement back into our lives!