Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The View From 9000 Feet

So today I got to fly in one of these:



And while cruising along at 9000 feet, I saw some pretty amazing things:















And if that ain't spectacularly blue sky country, I'll kiss your...

3 comments:

Nancy said...

That's so cool!
Was it a little scary?

AndreAnna said...

So jealous!!

One of the Things on My List is getting my pilot's license. I suppose I'd have to get in a plane like that at some point though, eh?

harmzie said...

I got to ride in a similar one (technically 8-seater, including pilot & co) waaaay back in 1997 during the flood in Winnipeg.

During pretty much take-off, a young lass in the front started hurling. Now I can handle a lot of disgusting things, but the smell of barf is not one of them. Fortunately, one gentleman *could* deal with her and it was the best I could do to just keep watching the horizon and concentrate on not barfing myself. I apologized profusely, explaining that if I did help, they'd have two of us to deal with.

So aside from that hiccup, I remember it being spectacular. I had seen images of the flooding, but to see all that water with my own eyes was quite overwhelming.