I am in Illinois for a family reunion. I flew from Portland, OR to Chicago
to St.Louis and this time... instead of renting a car and driving to Quincy...
I decided to finish my journey in this little commuter plane.
I thought you might enjoy what I journaled while in still flight...
I am in the smallest and LOUDEST plane I've ever flown in on my way from
STL to Quincy. I had to laugh as we taxied down the runway... we sounded
like an overgrown lawn mower spitting and sputtering... even missing a beat
here and there. And then... oh my.. our feet left the ground and we were
buffeted right and left... much like a car when the wheels are out of align.
We continued to spit and sputter as we climbed higher and higher in the air
and the look on the pilots face did nothing to gain my confidence.
And then... the pilot and co-pilot both opened their side windows!!! They kept
playing with gauges on the dashboard and exchanging glances. Finally the
engine entered a dull, melodic, rhythmic pulse. The windows were closed
and besides the headache I have from the LOUDNESS of the engine and the
blinding light of the setting sunshining directly in my eyes,
it's been a calm ride and I've enjoyed yet another new experience!
We are slowly descending. I LOVE the view... gorgeous! 45 minutes of pure
fun. Oops... here we go again... bouncing around in the air as we aim for
the ground. Sweet... our feet are on the ground... perfect landing!
Oh the joy of it all... thank You Jesus!
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What surprised me the most was when they opened their windows while
we were thousands of feet up in the air!!! When I got here, my nephew
assured me that was just how they "air condition" the plane and was
not out of the ordinary for that size plane... LOL... gotta love it!!!
My internet reception here is extremely slow... I hope to post again before
get home but if not... I'll catch up with you then!!