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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wrapping up the week

Image: Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Charlotte, North Carolina - USA
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Most Friday nights find me watching airplanes land and take off. As a child my parents would take us to a special overlook to see them up close and personal. The airplane in the first photo is directly across from the overlook.

Back in those days we weren't "International," but my how things have changed. A lovely spot, and we'd often take a picnic basket. The best entertainment in the world. We would run around screaming when those big engines roared.  These bigger fellas came later - I was grown and off to college.

So there you are! I head into the weekend thinking about airplanes. Charlotte has four runways... many flight paths! Over 4.3 million people went through Charlotte last year. Over 42,000 flights. It never gets old.


 Have a great weekend!


  1. That takes me back. When a child I lived near to London's main airport, Heathrow, and my parents would take me to watch the planes - and I'd take down their numbers.

    There was no security back then, just a rope holding us back from the aeroplanes. How things have changed at airports today.

  2. My experience is the same as Mike's (above). Heathrow Airport has five terminals! It's like a small city there.
    When it's the Queen's Birthday The Red Arrows go right over our back garden on their way to central London. Fabulous sight!
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  3. Yes Mike, things have changed. There is still a large crowd that travels to the overlook every Friday night. With the arrival of Autumn, there are fewer tail-gate cook outs, but still fun. Such a simple activity and free. Shh, don't let the corporate world know! Thank you commenting.

  4. Yes Bazza, I too feel a certain child's(?) thrill for the event of watching planes! I hope I never this feeling.
    Thank you.

  5. My city doesn't have an airport so I've never actually seen an ariplane, nor flown with one :)

  6. Hi Dezmond - that could be a good thing. I have flown once in my life but it was a quick hop over 600 miles. we landed before I had a chance to be afraid. Yay!
    I simply love your blog! I get to "see" the series or movies before they happen. That can save me a lot of wasted time and money. Thank you for visiting.


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