Back in July I had the opportunity to take a free plane ride over the town I live in. I wasn't sure I wanted to though. I have been in helicopters but for some reason this plane seemed more daunting.
This little plane is smaller than the inside than my car, but I figured why not, I won't get the chance to do this again for free! So I squeezed in with the pilot and 2 colleagues. There was room for us and a fire extinguisher squished between the seats. Which if we had needed the fire extinguisher at any point.....it would probably have been too late for us. So I dramatically texted my son that I loved him and got in. YOLO!!
It was a hot day so as we sat idling on the runway we kept the doors open, and as we are taxiing along about to take off, the pilot then shouted that it was time to close the doors. They had to be slammed closed a couple times, much like the first beater car you, or someone you knew, had in high school. Comforting.
Once we got off the ground it was much cooler in the plane and it was a fantastic feeling! It was also a great time to fly as the canola was in bloom and made beautiful patchwork views.
Here are some images from the flight. I could even pick out my house as we flew over town.