Preface - Why I Fly

Leonardo da Vinci is quoted to say:

“Once you have tasted flight,
you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward;
for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

And he's right, you know?
I felt compelled to share in my Pilot BLogbook, the exhileration and sheer freedom of flying. Because only there, with complete autonomy of banking left or right, climbing to heights where you dare not look down, or even better, the souring down with negative G's, like a rollercoaster, your stomach in your throat, can you truly feel on top of the world, and appreciate the wind that magically keeps you aloft, the cool temperatures, the awesome power in the changing weather, rain showers you pass thru, the tranquility of cruising over the clouds, the almost spiritual view to the distant sunrise seen like no where else on the ground level, or the liberating view and vast space with a never-ending horizon stretched out before you. (And at night all this is even more enchanting.)

Now THAT's what I call a “ride!”