does "get in the air"mean "get on a plane?"
Youngblood said, "We don't know the scope of this thing. We should get away from here immediately."
"Is Carswell possible?" Johnson asked hesitantly.
It wasn't; Youngblood sent Lem Johns out to ask a local policeman the route there, and when Johns returned everyone agreed that the SAC base was too far.
'We've got to get in the air," Roberts persisted.