From Above

From the myths and legends of the Pegasus, Icarus and Daedalus, and Alexander the Great to the earliest efforts of flight of Ancient Greek engineer Hero, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ornithopter in 1485, and the Wright Brother’s flight at Huffman Prairie on October 5, 1905, humans have always had their imagination in the clouds.

I may not be big on the history, but I do love planes, and as it turns out flying is fun. Now, I don’t mean commercial flying.   No, James took me flying last week. It was so much fun.

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We flew from Collin County Regional Airport north to Lake Texoma. Here is a view of the gas wells at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on Lake Texoma.

Hagerman from the air
The same location a little farther from the lake.

I can see my house from here
The town I grew up in. It was fun getting to see everything from the air, everything looks so small, like a little model.

Getting to see the trees in their fall colors from the air was really something. I can’t even describe what it looked like, seeing the red, orange, and golden trees dotted in with those still holding their green leaves.
A new perspective on things is refreshing. I hope to be taking to the air again in the future, I had an absolute blast!
Time to fly

What do you think? Isn’t it something different to get a different view on things?


Check out this video of my flight in Greatest Generation Aircraft’s DC-3 at the Denton Air Show.

It’s hard to believe that this plane, The Southern Cross, was built in 1942, and is still flying today.

Either way you look at it, it is fun and awe-inspiring to see the world from above, the way the birds do. They have it right, getting to see what it looks like from above.

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