Saturday, June 08, 2019
Love of Flying
I love to fly, I grew up around airplanes, and little airports. My fathers friends were either beekeepers or pilots. I am still amazed that airplanes fly, I understand the concept, but would never have thought that lift would work the way they say it works. Life is like that, I don't have to really understand it to believe in it, or enjoy it. I trust pilots, they don't go to work thinking, well maybe I can do this, they know how to do it and are committed to doing it safely. If they get home safely, so do I. I love looking down and seeing the country pass by. Having grown up with a seat of pants flyer, I can navigate by landmarks, having traveled a lot, I know many of the landmarks across this land. GPS is nice, but looking down and knowing that the river that stretches from horizon to horizon, north to south in the middle of the US has to be the Mississippi gives me a feeling of knowing where I am. I know the approaches to my home airport, if I am in a window on the left side of the airplane and we are approaching from the northwest, we will fly by the Lincoln memorial on final approach.
What is your favorite airport?
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Amsterdam has lots to occupy one's time. I, too, love the approach at Washington DC.ReplyDelete
from when I used to fly (almost 30 years ago now), I liked SEA-TAC for its efficiency; SLC for the mountain views, SFO for the city views. I despise IAD for its inefficiency and DCA for its location/fly rules.ReplyDelete
I loathe all airports.ReplyDelete
My favourite Canadian airport is Vancouver International. It is full of large and beautiful Northwest Indigenous art. It's a stunning public space.ReplyDelete
I guess I have never thought of it viz. what is my favorite airport. Nothing leaps to mind but I will go with Debra the art at Vancouver is lovely.ReplyDelete