Friday, September 9, 2011

View from the Window


There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings.

~ Wilbur Wright

Dad, I left my heart up there.

— Francis Gary Powers, CIA U-2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union, describing his first flight at age 14.

As soon as we left the ground I knew I myself had to fly!

— Amelia Earhart, after her first flight in an airplane, a ten minute sight-seeing trip over Los Angeles, 1920.

Even before [we] . . . had reached 300 feet, I recognized that the sky would be my home. I tumbled out of the airplane with stars in my eyes.

— Geraldyn Cobb, regards her first flight, piloted by her father when she was 12 years old.

Oh the wonderment of flight!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011