A few years ago, my brother-in-law received a birthday gift to fly over Athens, GA in a single-engine prop plane. The plane had a total of 4 seats – and I was invited to come along.
We took off from Athens Ben Epps Airport. Here’s some of the pictures.
We stayed right around 10,000 feet or less for the entire flight. I was amazed at the perspective. On a commercial flight, you’ll rapidly ascend to over 30,000 feet where you lose a lot of the details on the ground.
But at this height, if was much easier to see and focus on individual landmarks rather than general patterns. I can totally see why aviation is such a popular hobby despite the cost and danger. [Read more…]