Curious about the history of flight?
How do airliners stay up in the air, anyway?
Will we enjoy supersonic passenger air travel ever again?
If you are like my daughter and me, you absolutely love flying and everything having to do with it. Getting up well before dawn to make it to your 4am check-in time. Finding just the right time to board the aircraft (pretty much last – we never use the overhead bins). Thrilling to the speed of take off. Marveling, each and every flight, at how such a heavy piece of machinery stays airborne.
We can’t get enough of the journey itself (“Getting there is half the fun!”) To be honest, I often find the actual getting out of town to be the most exciting part of the trip. Even when Holly and I aren’t holed up in an airport somewhere, we like to spend time together plane spotting. For us, when we can’t get away, it’s fun to watch others do so and imagine where they’re going.
Road Trips? Okay… but!
Sometimes getting away involves a road trip. I love them, too! But soaring through the skies is what my peripatetic soul yearns for. If yours does too, you’ll want to stay tuned to this category!