Quote for the Week
We had a great time yesterday. Around noon, six planes flew in and landed on the airstrip behind our Hill Country home. Every time my husband and I see planes using the runway here, we get nostalgic for the good old days - before children - when we owned a plane.
The pilots all climbed out and walked across the street to the restaurant. We grabbed the camera, jumped in our golf cart, which we'd recently dubbed Little Jack, and drove around to the tie-down ramps. Wow! The planes were just gorgeous from the sleek solid red plane to the white Piper with retractable gear.
A couple of hours later, the pilots walked back, climbed in their planes and lined up to take off. The Piper with the retractable gear was like a bullet. Up, up, and away. As I watched, I thought about how much we'd loved flying.
Friedrich Oblessor, a pilot with 127 victories in World War II, said: "The fascination of flight can't be expressed with words. But it really lies beyond the capabilities of human endeavor. Once you've experienced it, you'll never be able to forget it."
Indeed, once you've piloted your own plane, you never forget the thrill of flying.