"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
Leonardo da Vinci
There's something really magical about looking down on earth from the sky; there's also something rather terrifying (but exciting!) about hanging out of the window of a tiny plane at 1500ft whilst trying to take photos!
Just before christmas I went to work with my baby brother. He's a pilot and often flies for an aerial photography company; we merged our two favourite things and what a great team we made for the day! I can't actually describe how cold it was hanging out of that window, let's just say that by the time we landed I'd been close to tears (I don't do the cold!) and couldn't feel a single finger - lessons learnt...1. don't forget your gloves! 2. amazingly it really is a heck of a lot colder up in the sky traveling at speed! 3. literally having your head in the clouds will result in some serious windswept-ness.
I had so much fun though and always love getting the opportunity to have a flight with Alex, who at the tender age of 24 has managed to conquer his dreams and more...
In just a few weeks my baby brother is off to fly planes in Africa.
When he was younger, when his train phase subsided (thank goodness), he used to put together model planes, paint them intricately and hang them on the ceiling. He knew every flight path that went over our house and on his flight simulator would plan for hours and sit 'flying' to different parts of the world, it was fascinating to watch! There's not many people who know what they want to do from a young age, let alone get to live out that dream and turn it into a reality.
I'm so so excited to watch his next adventure take shape and I know he's itching to get going - it's going to be amazing!
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