ISN'T SHE BEAUTIFUL?
One Autumn day in 1940, an airplane made a forced landing in the 30 acre field behind the orchard on our farm. Pilot had run out of fuel. He promised me, after asking my mother, that he would take me a spin the next morning at 8 AM. With permissions granted, I was up early, the dream of any boy (like me) to become a reality! The pilot had taken off early.
I found out later that my mother had said "OK" to me, in order to quiet my exuberance. This was the one of a series of incidents which influenced the rest of my roguish life.
Since that day, I have been obsessed with airplanes,
even choosing flights with the most stopovers--
just to experience landing and take-off again
"It is not what we said to our children. It is how we made them feel that counts". --Anonymous
First one, of the new Boeing Passenger Jets, the 787 Dreamliner was delivered to ANA Air in Japan today, September 26, 2011 at 9AM EDT. I LOVE this! Watching her fly is a 'spiritual experience' for me. "Move your wings Baby, and fly like a bird!"
Click for a passenger's view...and if you have one minute, click on arrow in upper right of picture.