The Speed of Heat is a musical depiction of the adventures of an F-22 Raptor fighter pilot. Rambunctious and dare devilish in nature, this work takes the listener through a series of events which are all based on fighter pilot "slang." Even the title is pilot slang for Warp One, or very, very fast.
The opening is The F-22 Raptor itself and from there, it's an adventure in musical sections as follows: Fangs Out (measure 39): When a pilot is hot for a dogfight · Let's Dance (measure 52): Targets sighted and in active pursuit · Padlocked (measure 115): To have a Bogey firmly in your sights and Beaded Up: Worried or Excited · Heater Shpanked (measure 148): Heater is a heat seeking missile. Sphanked is soundly getting defeated in a dogfight & Flashbacks is the musical description of a pilot seeing his life flash in front of him in slow motion · NFOD & Punch Out (measure 168): No Fear of Death and Eject · Back in a Zoombag (measure 211): After a near death experience, the pilot gets back into his "flight suit" · The Speed of Heat (measure 229): Let's just see how fast we can go · Breaking the Sound Barrier (measure 294): In this section the brass represent the sound barrier and the woodwinds depict the raptor.