I love to fly. It does not matter what it is, helicopter, single engine prop or commercial. My love of flight started when I was younger. I was always amazed at how airplanes could stay in the air with out falling. I became hooked after my first flight. I happened to be in NJROTC (just because everyone wants to know, Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp) at the time. I had the fortune to fly on a Navy DC9. Thinking back on it, our pilot must have been a former fighter jet pilot. We took off the runway and it felt like we were going straight up. What an amazing feeling. Do you like to Fly? What types?
Today’s Photo: Landing
This was a photo I took of the Life Force helicopter landing for a local event. How is it even possible that something weighing that much can stay in the air just by spinning some blades in a circle? And then to see the blades stopped in mid spin by the speed of a shutter. There were other planes there that day, but I don’t think any will match the wonder I have of catching this in mid-flight.
I was in the JROTC in school too (Army division). I love to fly too, but my eyesight prevented me from pursuing a career in flying. One day at a fly in, I got to go up in an AT-6 WWII trainer and a Pitts biplane. On another occasion, I flew over the beach in Galveston in a helicopter and flew around an off-shore oil rig. Pretty cool. At work, I’m the NASA geek. Oh well.