Flying is for the Birds


I am sitting here, at 32,000 feet, surrounded by tons of metal with the seatbelt light on as we experience some pretty severe turbulence. I can no longer type because we are shaking too much, so I begin to reminisce about my experiences high above the ground.


I have flown a great deal and my busiest year, 2007, had me boarding a total of 108 airliners. To say I am familiar with flying would be an understatement, but that certainly does not mean I like it. Of course, now that I am writing about it, looking down at nothing but water, all of the challenges I have encountered come to the foreground of my mind.