If my last name dictated my special interest then the same held true for my Dad. Both of us love flying our small aircraft, Piper Cubs specifically, and our favorite event each year is EAA's AirVenture held in Oshkosh.
I often wonder if we love to fly because "Wind" is part of our last name "Windsor", but this I know: Every July, my Dad and I take time off from working our Farm in Sacramento to for the EAA fly-in, where 1000s of small aircraft literally fly-in for 10-days of nonstop talk and news about all things relating to flying small aircraft. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.
Fed Ex pilots - First-class pros who know the skies day and night.
That's the engine of a Fed Ex cargo jet.
“We're Fed Ex, we fly day-and night; but mostly night.”
Performance jets at rest.
Pilots at play - smart & funny - doesn't guy on right look like Don Draper?
Best part of an Air Show is: Voila! The Air Shows!
I had a boyfriend in college who was studying to become a pilot. Most nights I'd quiz him on things like aircraft terms and parts of the plane. I learned a few things about planes which is usual for trivia nights.
The skycap (an airport porter/luggage handler who's usually at curbside, if you're not familiar) is someone who always deserves a tip. Unless you're don't need help handling luggage, you need these guys.
I have a friend that flies planes and I just learned that an airport is also called an "aerodrome" or "airdrome"; which literally means "air course". How interesting is that? Even more so was this next fact--