Flip Flop Flying

In that magnificent flying machine

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Despite beginning with a two hour delay, sat around getting impatient at Heathrow, it was a good flight. Especially now that British Airways have a TiVo-esque system for watching the in-flight entertainment. Nearly 12 hours in the sky meant a lot of movies: Interview (quite good), The Darjeeling Limited (better than I was expecting), The Simpsons Movie (some good jokes), Run, Fat Boy, Run (meh).

The best entertainment, though, was the view out of the window over Greenland.

This is me on the flight.

And this is the view somewhere over Wisconsin or Iowa.

A bit further south, with some lovely clouds obscuring the land.

And here’s me again, relaxing and enjoying the sun starting to set over the Oklahoma/Texas border.

And, finally, the sky over Austin, Texas.

I wish I’d taken some photos of the plane coming in to land over Mexico City, but my camera was back in my back in the overhead thingy. It really is a stunning sight at night: millions of street lights that map out the topography of this enormous city, like a fishing net studded with diamonds flung over lots of little hills. It’s quite breath-taking.

Written by Craig

January 13th, 2008 at 9:11 am

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  1. I wondered what you looked like and now I know.


    13 Jan 08 at 16:40

  2. Glad you made it! Wonderful pictures.


    14 Jan 08 at 03:17

  3. Damn, this is beautyful. … but trips like that always remember me how f…… small this planet is. Go on travelling and take pictures lake that – as long as you can take them. I envy you. – Greetings from the Bavarian Alps, Germany.

  4. Great photos from the plane and glad you made it safely. I’m reading from the bottom up…


    19 Jan 08 at 20:50

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