Sunday, October 01, 2006

In the clouds

Friends from church invited me to fly with them to Block Island yesterday in their Beechcraft four-seater. I'd never been in a small plane before, so it was really exciting--and beautiful.

The plane
Shortly after takeoff from the airport in Islip
Montauk Point
Block Island
On Block Island

It's pretty loud in there, so we had to wear these.


fanatic cook said...

Lovely leading edge. And, wow. That's a lot of crack filler on the runway ... smooth landings be damned, huh.

Gina said...

Did you feel at all "Top Gun"? I'd think it impossible not to.

Jim Donahue said...

It's odd--to me, it didn't feel as if we were going fast, though we were cruising at about 150 mph. When I realized shortly after takeoff that we were already where Long Island forks off, I was very surprised.

I was worried about getting airsick--I have a senstive stomach--but it was quite smooth.

Oh, and both landings were pretty smooth, too.

punkinsmom said...

So you flew out to Block Island for the ducks?

Jim Donahue said...

Well, we also ate ice cream.

Mark H said...

No way would you get me into one of those things.

You can see Block Island from my mother's front deck and I'm about 1/4 mile inland from her. You should have waved.