Monday, November 28, 2011

Night Light Flight....

It was a beautiful night...
perfect for flying...


when we pulled in this plane was landing...

here's the plane we rode in...
click on the link to learn more about it..
it was once owned by the President of Mexico...
then a skydiving business...
before they purchased it and restored to it's original state..



we sat on the wing...
there were 15 people on board...
not including the flight crew...
the couple in front of us were celebrating his birthday also...
aren't they lucky to have such nice wifes..lol...
the pilots used a flash light to see there control panel...
they told us if we saw them running to the back of the plane...
to follow....quickly....lol..
don't you love pilot humor..
the lights were beautiful....

hubby posing.....he enjoyed his birthday present...

it was a smooth flight...the lights were beautiful...
it was cold...loud....but awesome...
well worth the wait...

this is the plane warming up...
they said it would smoke..
it did...
they said it was loud...
it was...
you can hear hubby talking...
I had on ear phones...couldn't hear a word he was saying...
it got a little bumpy as we were circling the cowboy stadium

pulling away from the hanger...

a view of Ft. Worth...

20 comments:

Michaele said...

What an experience! I wasn't expecting that huge of a plane. The lights are awesome. So glad you got to go.

Deb said...

I bet your hubby loved it! Nice view Ft. Worth:)

nanny said...

Oh how fun....the lights are beautiful. Great birthday present.

Farmchick said...

Wow! What a great birthday present! Beautiful lights and what a nice experience.

Dolores said...

Looking on your past post with little britches....he's so precious !!!

Looks like the flying trip was memorable one! A very happy birthday trip..
Hugs,

nancygrayce said...

What a trip! I'm afraid that I'd be chicken to go up in that plane. But then I'm a chicken in a huge commercial plane. I'm just a big chicken!!! But I'm glad your husband enjoyed his present!

Jeanne said...

what a fun birthday present! Would be right up my husbands alley. We have a twin commanche and have done lots of night flying. So lovely!

Joani said...

Thanks for sharing. A time you both will remember.

Dawn said...

Wow. You are super brave!!! I don't think I could have done it- so glad you showed me pictures instead:))

Love night lights!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful birthday present for your husband (and yourself). My hubby would love that too.

SquirrelQueen said...

I meant to tell you I love your header!

Zoey said...

What a wonderfully unique birthday persent. You are such a good wife!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What an amazing experience! I think I would be a tad nervous due to the age of the plane -- an awesome birthday gift I'm sure your hubby will remember for years to come. :)

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Wow! I bet your hubby enjoyed that birthday...that is so cool. Love the videos and pictures. Beautiful night time sight. Hugs

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Great birthday present, Deb!!! How fun! beautiful plane AND lights! Glad your second attempt was a great success! blessings ~ Tanna

Sandra said...

the videos are amazing, i feel like I taxied right past that hangar and up up and away. the stadium is cool from the air. what a great BD present. how long was the flight>

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!

Makes me a wee little bit nostalgic for our old Cessna Skyhawk.
(8424LIMA) Of long, long ago.

We didn't fly it at night, but friends of ours did night flights, and took us on one.

Gentle hugs,
"Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget."
~~Hugh Downs

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That was just awesome! Thanks for sharing the videos here.

Cherrie said...

Awesome gift!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That plan is so awesome and even better you got to ride on it!