You wrote that on the report to London, and told the pilot to make sure the old man got it personally.
He told the pilot to set it down on the opposite side of town.
Tell the pilot to stay with him, no matter what.
He told the pilot he was going to stay a while with friends.
That way John could tell the pilot when he was getting close.
"I was telling the pilot that a lot of people were standing in line for my head at the moment."
He punched in the number, told the pilot to wait, and followed the security man off the plane.
"Better let the major know I'm coming in," he told the pilot, who shot him a quick glance.
"And I'll need to tell the pilot you're able to talk."
"Tell the pilot to land the plane now," he said.