Wednesday, 12 August 2015

This is why I still fly light airplanes

Colleagues often ask me why I still fly light aircraft while I get to fly the Boeing 737 for a living.
I'm hoping these pictures will answer their question.
My wife and I flew down to the South-West coast of France in a Piper J3 Cub. The side window fully open, wind blowing in our hair, we enjoyed the stunning sunset above "Le Bassin d'Arcachon" in an ultimate sense of freedom.

The Boeing 737 is equally as enjoyable to fly as is the Piper Cub. We see things from the jet that no light aircraft can come close to. The view at FL400 is no less impressive than the view at 500 feet, they're just very different. The one thing that General Aviation has - and commercial flying hasn't - is Freedom


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