A rare opportunity got handed my way last week; a joyride in a handcrafted aircraft. Aviator Patrick Borton and his wife Lisa are regulars at the bar I work at. One evening after dinner Patrick mused about taking me up to take some pictures, I giddily accepted.
That was last winter.
We waited for warmer breezes to bring leaves back to the trees. Driving up to a private airstrip, we left early in the morning, hoping for bright blue clear skies. We rolled up to the cornfield, ready for the day after a breakfast consisting solely of coffee and anticipation.
We prepared the bird for takeoff. Fueling up, strapping ourselves in, headsets on. Patrick turned to me and pointed at a plaque warning me that this didn't adhere to all the required regulations. He assured me that we might be perfectly fine.
The city looks so incredibly different at 1,800 ft. I can't wait to go again.
After doing a few loops around the city, we touched down at the International Airport and headed East towards Ohio. Originally, I had hoped to shoot a great deal of video and put it all to music but I suffered from a serious case of shaky cam. Next time!
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