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:
A Pakistani villager experiences #airports for the first time in our latest film. These are his first impressions.Watch as we document his journey over a course of 18-months: http://bit.ly/1QvQfA4
Posted by Witness – Al Jazeera on Thursday, April 28, 2016
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:
Being on a plane for the first time was too much for one Kennesaw State player to handle… (via TheDayOfZay/Twitter)
Posted by Bleacher Report on Monday, September 26, 2016