As the remaining AFL crue has noticed Melissa Bowlin has left Lund after 2 years here as Marie Curie postdoc fellow. It has been two years of intense work, including wind tunnel experiments, writing of book chapters, conferences and symposia. Melissa left with lots of data still to be analyzed and published, perhaps most notably about the effect of moult gaps on flight performance in passerine birds. Melissa has now taken up a new position as assistant professor at Dearborn, Detroit, where she is teaching animal physiology alongside her own research. We wish her all the success in her new position in the US, but also that we will remain in close contact in the future.