Tuesday, June 26, 2007

take off

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As I mentioned last year at this time, here at the Farmers Wife we spare no expense to bring you the best in entertainment. That include renting airplanes!

By the luck of the draw we got the same pilot and plane that we flew in last year. Darryl Jensen has re-done the interior and replaced the windows in the interim and the view was great through the crystal clear new glass....or is it plexiglas?

A high wing airplane took off and we waited for awhile to give some breathing room and we headed out to Darryl's low wing four seater. I can't imagine anyone spending a long period of time in that back seat though.

Flying in small aircraft will give you the real experience of flying. Commercial jets are just big metal boxes that get you from point A to point B. Besides you can't watch out the cockpit window to watch take-off.

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If you fly at 1,800 to 2,000 feet you can actually watch the beautiful landscape as you pass over. Flying very high reduces everything to the "ant factor".

The farmer and I enjoyed flying in the Cessna Caravans in Central America. They are the workhorse of that part of the world.


srp said...

My ex had a Cessna 150 trainer for a while. It was not made for more than two people and if you traveled in it, you had to be careful to take only one suitcase. Not for the faint of heart. This one looks much nicer and so does the pilot! Can't wait to see what designs they chose this year!

Ava said...

Definitely adventurous!!!

A friend of ours flies a plane and recently "tp'd" us from the air!!

That was a new one!

Lori said...

I've flown in a pontoon plane and one of the Red Baron Squadron Bi-planes (doing those barrel rolls and loop de loops - it took me a week to get back my equilibrium! But oh, what a view!