Top 100 Things I’ve Done – #27

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Fly in a helicopter.

I think it safe to say most people dream of flying. Any means of getting me into the air and giving me a simplistic view of our complex world ranks especially high on my list. I love to fly and recently I had my first chance to do so in a helicopter.

Out of all the modes of flight available today, a helicopter was and still is the one I find least attractive. The reason being a helicopter has a 100% dependency on moving parts to stay in flight. Should the engine fail, maintaining flight is no longer and option.

However, weighing the statistics was enough to get me to climb into this unnatural flying contraption with my mother and sister.

The flight was surprisingly smooth. I had expected lots of bouncing and moving around, but we just floated along as if we were being caused to hover by some constant force below as opposed to the giant noisy fan above. We moved much slower than one would in a plane and the windows were much larger, giving us an almost 360 degree, very satisfying view of the Alaskan coast, towns, mountains, and glaciers below.

It’s an experience I’m glad I’ve had, and if I had to live my life over again, I’d make sure I did it. But I can’t say I’m in giant rush to get back in one of those things. I’m more a fan of things with wings.

2 Thoughts on “Top 100 Things I’ve Done – #27”

  1. vanessa Says:

    i love your blog, it was hard to stop reading to write this comment. keep it up!

  2. lydia Says:

    wow…i’ve always wanted to do THAT! (GOOD SITE!)

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