Once in a while, you have a chance to live a special moment. On Father’s Day, I had the opportunity to fly with my son Jack in a helicopter piloted by a good friend of mine- Jake. What an experience!
When we got to the hanger, we had to check the helicopter carefully including adding some oil. Once the check was over, my son pushed the bird out to our takeoff area. It took a few cranks to start it up and then we were off. A couple on bicycles stood at the end of the runway watching until we left. Everybody seems to love helicopters.
We flew 300 feet off the ground our entire flight seeing amazing sites from a different perspective- green ow pastures, beautiful homes, lakes, small towns and waving people. Our hour long flight started in Hamburg, NY and stretched out to Rushford Lake (seen above). Often, we used the GPS on my Droid phone as our navigation instrumentation which is crazy when you think about how commercial jets are flown. A few times, we followed roads to find our way.
Jake gave my son and me a special Father’s Day gift. The excitement stayed with us for days after. I am so thankful to have those special moments with my kids.