Time to Fly on a Day Off

21 Apr


I love early mornings. Especially ones with no snow and the possibility of flying for a time. This morning I am headed off to the airport with hopes of hitting some clear blue skies to view life from a different perspective.

My husband and I will be mixing it up a little with business and pleasure. Some flying time, some errands and be assured some photo time as well.

A couple of things that I love about early mornings are the quiet and the beautiful color changes I can see as the sun is rising. This morning in a matter of just 15 minutes the sky has gone from blues to pinks as the sun is rising.


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22 responses to “Time to Fly on a Day Off

  1. Linda Anderson

    April 21, 2011 at 6:46 am

    I love the early mornings too and this morning our sky is filled with pink and deep purple clouds – it’s beautiful, but also threatening us with rain and storms.

    I’m praying for a safe and fun flight for you and Dean!

    • flyinggma

      April 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks for the well wishes. I managed to get some patttern practice in this morning instead of taking our flight.

      The forecast winds were more crosswind than I feel comfortable flying in and the ceilings were forecast to deteriorate with rain moving in.

  2. 1959duke

    April 21, 2011 at 7:34 am

    There is something special about mornings. Have a great and safe trip!

    • flyinggma

      April 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      The early mornings are my favorite in the spring and summer but not so much in the fall and winter when it is dark so late in the morning.

      Thanks for the well wishes for our trip.

  3. pearlsandprose

    April 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I like the peaceful quiet of early morning too.

    Have a safe flight….

    • flyinggma

      April 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      There is nothing more beautiful than seeing the sky come to life in the early morning hours illuminating the sky with a rainbow of colors or put to rest at the end of the day in peaceful quiet colors dancing across the sky.

  4. harrisonjones

    April 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Now you did it… As much as I hated flying all night, the sunrise made it almost worthwhile. Sunrise over the Atlantic, sunrise over the Pacific, sunrise over the Andes, sunrise over the Arctic. Now you did it…I’ll be daydreaming the rest of the day.

    • flyinggma

      April 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      I would love to see a sunrise from the left seat but since I don’t own my own plane and where I rent from doesn’t open until after sunrise I’m afraid I’m not likely to see the sights you’ve seen.

      I thought about renting a plane flying somewhere and staying overnight and getting an early start to see a sunrise. I have a family reunion in Montana that hope to fly to in June. It just maybe the opportunity I’m looking for.

      Happy daydreaming Harrison!

  5. writerwoman61

    April 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Have a wonderful time, Jeanne!


    • flyinggma

      April 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks Wendy! Anyday I get some flying time in is a great day in my book. 🙂

  6. nrhatch

    April 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Hope you had a wonderful flight! Love the pic.

    • flyinggma

      April 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      My flying time was great this morning even if it was just at the airport. I love to hear the chatter of the other pilots and the tower when I am flying.

      I was happy to know that I could still land the airplane after two months of no flying. It was the most difficult part for me to learn.

  7. Carol Ann Hoel

    April 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    The best time of day is sunrise for me. I love it! Beautiful photo, Jeanne…

    • flyinggma

      April 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks Carol! I love the peaceful quiet of the mornings before the world gets so crazy.

  8. markp427

    April 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I love early mornings, too. Except for the fact that they’re so damn early. If not for that, they’d be perfect!

  9. flyinggma

    April 22, 2011 at 6:28 am

    If we could only schedule them for about noon they would be absolutely perfect.

  10. Booksphotographsandartwork

    April 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    How interesting that you get to be a bird for awhile. Too bad about the flight not working out. But better safe than sorry.

    • flyinggma

      April 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      I love flying but I always tend to be overly cautious when planning a flight. Too much at stake to take it lightly.

      I do love the perspective I get from above. I tend to leave my worries on the ground. There just isn’t room in the cockpit for them. Too much to concentrate on when I am flying but oh so much to see.

  11. planejaner

    April 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    oh, Jeanne–that photograph is haunting and serene and too beautiful!
    I love thinking of you taking to the air.
    be well, blessings and best–

  12. flyinggma

    April 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks Jane. There are days when I truly love where I live and see the above view out my livingroom window. We are blessed with a beautiful place to live and I tend to forget that until someone comes to visit who has never been to our home.

    I love thinking of me taking to the air as well. My aim is to have more flying time soon if possible. My daughters will be done with college for the semester soon and I hope for a little more help at our business to free me up a bit for flying.

    This summer I want to pursue my seaplane rating so I could land a plane on our lake. That would be so cool!

  13. planejaner

    April 23, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Jeanne–appropos of NOTHING, I just finished a movie called Sweet Land.
    have you seen it?

    so, so beautiful…

  14. flyinggma

    April 23, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Thanks for the heads up on the movie Jane. I will certainly check it out. Always looking for a good movie.


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