I enjoy flying. I usually sit by the window to soak in the unique perspective from 30,000 feet. I also like to sit over the wing. Yesterday I marveled at the clouds as we cut through them. As we began our decent and the ailerons extended I could actually see the airflow over the wing. It awed me. Most people don't think about how airplanes work. I don't think they want to. In fact, I have seen passengers get visibly upset when Ross is explaining things to me. I guess people just want to get where they are going. They don't really care to think about how.
I have some rules when it comes to flying.
- Lots of layers. I hate being cold.
- Natural fabrics.
- Closed toed, reasonable shoes.
- Must have water bottle and a snack.
- I count the number of rows to the emergency exits
One game I used to play with my dad when we flew was to try and predict when we would touch down. I remember one time predicting from 10 minutes out. I still try to guess. I usually start counting down from 10 as I stare out the window. Yesterday I was right on the money and we hit the tarmac just after I said one.