On one hand it can be easy to take flying for granted, and to lose the sense of awe at what a miracle it is. As much as I fly and generally feel safe, I still consider aviation to be a miracle. It’s incredible that tens of thousands of flights operate a day in such a safe manner.
So sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that flying isn’t an everyday thing for many people.
In April I shared a documentary about a Pakistani villager who was flying for the first time, and his sense of amazement was cool to watch: https://www.facebook.com/AJWitness/videos/10156811325320557/
Or a couple of years ago I shared a video of two older ladies flying for the first time, admittedly in a bit more style:
Well, in case you needed another reminder that flying is actually pretty incredible, check out this video of a Kennesaw State player flying for the first time, as he passes out on takeoff: https://www.facebook.com/bleacherreport/videos/10154377461446006/
@omgstufalready - as a flight test engineer, you'd be surprised... ;)
It's not a miracle. That means it is not explained by science. This is all science. Saying it's a 'miracle' discounts every single person that every worked, and still works, in this field. They didn't just sit around praying for wings that work.
I would too if in the middle seat. #snap
Love it when the guy jumps back from the paper towel dispenser.
Looks more like a drug overdose
haha. That's cute. It's crazy how people's bodies work sometimes.
Maybe we should just compare the experience with something a bit more brave... like a fuzzy bunny:
how you gonna play sports when you so delicate...