Flight Plan

My flight plan....to encourage, mentor, guide those pining for the sky. I'm also here to virtually open the flight deck door for those who want to take a peek at the many aspects of aviation.....enjoy!

...and welcome aboard!...


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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Let's mini

FRA tail spotter "Erik" captured this unique paint scheme.
(Be sure to click on the photo) :)

I thought I'd add some poetry to this. Here's the first two lines of a poem that questions our soul and speaks to a universal spirit in us all. (Oriah Mountain Dreamer)

Maybe this appeals to pilots pining for the sky? It could also apply to those that found peace with themselves and their situations. :)

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love (passion), for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

So on that note...let's mini! :)


Scote1992 said...

I love that quote. That's how I feel about flying. People already call me crazy for attempting to fly as a career(I'm halfway to a PPL, but I'm only 18, so plenty of time) because of the low pay outlook for a first job, but I can't let it go.

From the Flight Deck said...

Scote1992. And nor should you! You are following a dream. Maybe they are jealous or base their comments on "hearsay."

Speaking of "hearsay" I feel a post coming on! :)

Keep it going!

Captain Doug

Daniel Asuncion said...

Doug. You are evolving as a writer. In the old days, citing poetry was probably not on your checklist.

Some believe that there is a firm line between prose and poetry, but I don't think so.

Here's one for you:

What we are capable of doing
And what we'd rather be doing
Are two different things

From the Flight Deck said...

Daniel. You're right about the poetry stuff. Never did I think I would be going down that road.
I think age softens the heart and poetry is part of the aging package.

I agree hundred percent as far as capability versus preference. :)

Years ago I read a funny anecdote in a "how to" freelance writing book.

The question was...if you had six months to live as a writer, what would you do?

The obsessed writer quickly responded, "type faster!"

There's lots to talk about. :)


Dennis said...

Adria is a very smart airline but the economy situation is very diffecult.

From the Flight Deck said...

Dennis. Yes, I realize many parts of Europe are not doing well and that includes Slovenia. But I see they are looking for A320 captains in Turkey.

Thanks for the comment.

Captain Doug