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My First Airplane Ride

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My First Airplane Ride

Well there I was twenty or so and never been in an airplane

Well...it just so happened two new friends of mine, were pilots

With many hours logged time after time

They even had an airplane of their own, which they had just flown over my house

Get off your butt, come have some fun, let us see one of your smiles!

So I climbed into this pop can with wings, anxious as the engine started to sing

Down the runway and up we go, the lump in my stomach started to show

But as I started to look around at the patchwork of beauty on the ground

I began to enjoy this soaring through the air, just looking around

Then these two ornery buddies of mine, looked at each other and grinned

I asked OK what are you up to? Oh nothin' just taking you for a spin

They turned and went low down over the lake, well OK this is kinda pretty

But they knew one wing was out of gas and soon would sputter, spit and quit!

Well needless to say when the engine stopped, I went all white in the face

They said, don't worry sweetheart we're OK, we can glide her in all the way

In? In where? The lake? You didn't ask if I could swim!

They had planned this (joke) for me for quite some time

Wanted me to always remember my first airplane ride

After a few seconds they switched the tanks and started her back up

Up, up and away we went back to the clouds above

I don't know if they cured my fear of flying or made it worse

But, I can tell ya some time later - swoosh swoosh - I hear 

As I took my very first helicopter ride!

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 12:02:00 AM
    My first plane ride was barely more than a month ago! It's still pretty fresh in my memory, and man what a site down below, seeing the land from up so high! This was a really funny story - if not slightly nerve-racking. Are you still talking with those two friends of yours? LOL!

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Donna; This is good. I still remember my first plain ride too. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/8/2013 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stopping by Lucilla....:-)
  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:35:00 AM
    How exciting this must've been!!! Embracing life's moments. Excellent!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/5/2013 7:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes...thanks Drake.....it was great...appreciate you stopping by...Donna
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 8:09:00 PM
    donna, this was entertaining. It's a true story? So cute. I lOVE flying.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/4/2013 8:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes and I has a blast after all.....thanks for reading...
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 11:37:00 AM
    you just remind me of the experience,indeed even today i cant say if i like to fly or not.a good experience well narated.i enjoyed it.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/4/2013 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joseph...if you do go flying again..maybe go to the grand canyon hey?....thanks for stopping by...Donna
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 8:43:00 AM
    They were bad boys... But I always enjoy flying as long as I'm not packed in like a sardine...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/4/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes they were but I still trust them with my life and flying private is awesome..no sardines...thanks for stopping
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:21:00 AM
    .... up, up and up ..... let wings fly you high in the sky ... thank you for sharing your experience Donna! - A few years back I got the opportunity to be a pilot in a glider ..... scary but fun! (Copilot) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/4/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I bet that was fun....flying with no sound....wow....thanks for reading...
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:01:00 AM
    Oh, that was SO wrong!...haha. I hate to laugh at the cruel joke, but...HA! Love it, Donna.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/4/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well it wasn't really cruel...you'd just have to know me and my friends...guess we are weird that way....thanks Caleb....love your visits...Donna
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 5:12:00 AM
    What a way to tell a story...I still have that fear...great descriptive write.. xx Michael

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/4/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well thanks for reading Michael...its worth the view to be scared a while...for. e anyway....have a great day
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 10:59:00 PM
    Goodnight Donna I appreciate all your positive comments.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/4/2013 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning..and you are welcome..thanks for stopping by
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 9:50:00 PM
    Very entertaining read and glad you were here to tell the tale. Ha ha SuZ

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/4/2013 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading Suzanne and yeah used a guardian angel that day!
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Donna, I found this to be a very entertaining read -- geez, wot a way to be introduced to flying! "I don't know if they cured my fear of flying or made it worse" Ha!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/3/2013 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well Chris I can tell you the only flying I have done is with these guys..I've not flown commercially....so I guess I trust them....thanks for stopping...
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Very entertaining story Donna, it must have been real scary, thank God you have a good strong heart, thanks for sharing this gem xxx

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/3/2013 8:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes....but it was pumpin' .....I guess I'm crazy but I'd still fly with them now.
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 5:39:00 PM
    Cute work..That would be very scary ride indeed...Thanks for stopping by my birds in flight..Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/3/2013 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara..and I really did enjoy that a lot!!!!
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 7:12:00 AM
    LOL... "pop can with wings"... hilarious! Those guys were buggers eh! LOL Happy you survived this "harrowing" experience! Love and big hugs, Jack xox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/3/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes and them some!...love em both...30 years and counting! Thanks for stopping....Donna
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Very scary! I'm not sure I could manage a helicopter ride. Very nice work. Jack

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/3/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I loved it!!! Except for the noise....thanks Jack
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Sounds scarey, I am glad it was just a joke.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/2/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah...a very memorable flight
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 12:54:00 PM
    This is an incredible and wondrous write, did you really have your first plane ride like this? Wow, I would have just killed them for frightening me like that, and that would have scared the daylights out of me too Donna, you aren't alone with that one! What a fabulous poem my friend! Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/2/2013 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes it happened this way, but they were very capable pilots who would never risk our lives, just showing..me a lil love..haha..I later did fly with them in a helicopter and Learjet! .thanks for stopping...Donna