If you ever saw me on a flight, you’d be convinced that I was a country bumpkin first time inside a plane. I look out the window (always a window seat, thank you) take pictures, and always take videos of the landing and takeoff. On ground, I always look up when I hear jet engines. At the airport, I watch planes land and take off. I find airplanes fascinating — especially the big birds. The plane I love the most is the Boeing 747, the “Jumbo jet”, the Queen of the Skies.
Next to the B747, I love the Airbus A380. Here’s a picture of that bird:
It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 10 years since the A380 went into service. Its first commercial flight was in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.
You may have noticed that the two pictures above are Lufthansa planes. That’s because I am flying Lufthansa on this visit to India. From IAD (Washington DC) to FRT (Frankfurt) I flew the 747. From FRT to DEL, it was a A380.
I once calculated that I had done about 40 trips between the US and India on 747s alone. Of late, it’s been the twin-engine 777 and 787 mostly. So I was delighted that I get to fly the 747. Tonight I will take the A380 to Munich, and then the 747 to IAD. I am excited about that.
I had a nice visit to India. One of these days (yes, one of these days) I will have to write a bit of my observations in India.
Be well, do good work, and please keep in touch.