Jillsy Girl’s One Word Wednesday is soar.
This word immediately brought to mind a great adventure from my recent memory and had me wondering when I was going to do it again.
as in a glider ride.
Having the fortunate experience of flying in small airplanes a few times (only a passenger), I came to the conclusion that to enjoy flying you need to feel you are flying. But after my glider ride, I modified that belief. To enjoy flying you need to fly without an engine.
Here’s the craft that gave me this transforming experience.
It’s a two seater. The pilot sits in back and you get to sit in front. With the canopy surrounding you and nothing blocking your view, you really do feel like a bird soaring.
Sitting in front you also get to pull the lever to release the rope from the tow plane. I was shocked that it is a rope (like a water ski rope) and not a cable.
The feeling as you release and look around to see nothing but the wind holding you up is amazing.
I was also given the chance to fly a little. That was another surprise. I thought I could master the foot pedals and stick. Maybe after much more practice but I was more than ready to give control back to the pilot after I jerked the plane to one side and then the other.
While the pilot was flying the ride was smooth with only a small bump or two on our final approach.
Maybe when the warm spring breezes start flowing I’ll get another chance to soar.
from the song “Let Your Love Flow”
“...let your love fly
like a bird on the wing...”