Flying

Alaska Airlines 737 Takeoff Sunset

When you think about flying, it’s nuts really.  Here you are at about 40,000 feet, screaming along at 700 miles an hour and you’re sitting there drinking Diet Pepsi and eating peanuts.  It just doesn’t make any sense.  ~ David Letterman

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.  ~Wilbur Wright

I’ve loved watching planes since I was five. In those carefree summers growing up in Denver, I watched airplanes make their quick ascent in order to clear the Rocky Mountains.

Back then it was the long-standing brands…lots of Uniteds, American Airlines, and Continentals mixed in with a Frontier and Braniff here and there.

The photo posted is not in one of my videos. Instead, I shot this while on standby in Seattle. No rain or clouds  — just a burning sunset with planes taking off, much like the ones in my memory of my youth.

Alaska Airlines 737 Black and White Artistic

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