Not only do I enjoy flying, I think planes are a work of art. Their sleek aerodynamic shape make them not only functional, but beautiful. One of the planes that impressed me and that I have been up in is the Piper Comanche:
And if that wasn't something, I got to ride along when my father-in-law checked a fellow out in a new twin Comanche that looked like this:
But of course, of all the planes that Piper produced, the one that is the most fun is the Piper Cub:
Now, as far as government owned planes go, the two that impress me the most do not carry weapons, but are spy planes. The U-2 which flew so high that nothing, even missiles, couldn't touch it:
But it did finally get shot down. Remember Gary Powers?
And the SR-71 which could fly so fast that it could outrun any missile or bullet. Nothing could catch it:
The SR-71 Blackbird was designed back in the 1950's and I don't believe there has ever been a more futuristic plane conceived since. It is a thrill just to see a picture of it. I think my feet will be firmly planted on the ground today or maybe my exterior parts planted on the couch. Either way I am going to have a great day even though it is a dreary, wet day. I want you all to have a great day, too, you hear?