A date with the skies – My first flight

June 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM 3 comments

Of the many poetic dreams, scientific advances and adventurous pursuits – probably the most fascinating aspiration of all is the wish to fly.  From AS Hodson’s poetic fable To Fly Like a Bird to the years of ordeal for Wright Brothers – the desire to fly continues to be an exciting endeavor to defy physical bounds and soar closer to the skies.

So there… within my own limited capacity, I didn’t set out to write a poem but used the gift from Wright brothers and took wings to the first ever experience of flying an airplane.


Had not only flown in childhood but also had built some airplanes! All in paper as it were… couldn’t really pilot one. Cut to the airfields of RDU airport

I took air in Cessna SkyHawk – a sober and humble single propeller, 4 seater aircraft. When the instructor said “I am your co-pilot”, the ever lingering dream of being a Pilot came face to face and smiled. You can mostly tell when your dream smiles at you! On a side note, you can almost always tell when the contrary happens.

 The 40 minutes of independent flying over downtown and suburbs of Raleigh were a lesson for precision, possibilities and unmatched thrill.


With wind beneath the wings and clouds gracefully accepting the company, the lush green meadows and lakes of North Carolina revealed the beautiful design of nature like never before. So unlike the sky-diving impulse; this time I stayed on board the plane.


Every once in a while, you need a new dream to redefine challenge – Rajneesh Patil

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sangeetha  |  June 17, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    Vicky – – the balance two seats are to be reserved for santu and me when we do our holiday sometime fairly soon :-))

  • 2. sundareshkn  |  June 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Definition of “Rocking” !

  • 3. Jaspreet Kaur  |  September 11, 2013 at 5:50 AM

    Amazingly described, in a poetic way, while I was reading I dived into the words used to precisely note the experience.


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