MY FIRST FLIGHT BY AEROPLANE
Points: My first flight in the aeroplane – My first impression – felt quite comfortable in the aeroplane – Scenes and sights enjoyed – Conclusion.
Two years ago I had a chance to fly in an aeroplane. Before I made up my mind to do so. I was very nervous. I feared that sorts of accidents might happen on the way. I thought that the engine might burst and the machine come down with a crash. Sometimes I was afraid that the pilot might make a mistake and I have to pay for it with my life. All these and other misgivings troubled me before I got into the aeroplane.
Soon after I had seated myself there, the sound of the engines rose to a roar as moved off, and gradually its speed. Then it was with a feeling of surprise I noticed that the ground was at some distance beneath me. As the plane went higher and higher up in the air, a strange sensation ran through my body. Soon, the motion was easy. The fear which overtook me at the time of flight was no more in my heart. Now I was quite bold in the air.
This does not mean that I felt the worse for it. I felt as comfortable in the aeroplane as I used to feel in my car. I felt no sense of insecurity. It did not occur to me even for a moment that my life could ever be in danger. The machine flew as smoothly in the air as a boat glides down a peaceful stream.
When the plane was at sufficient height, I looked through the pane of window. The earth seemed to be “falling off” from us. The big buildings looked like small spots of beauty. The sky was clear. Its Line colour added to its beauty. Everything looked new and strange. Men and women seemed to be like so many Lilliputians creeping here and there.4essay.blogspot.com
Vast unending fields lay before me. But one could never know what was grown there. Big trees and bushes appeared very small and the waving corn seemed to be nothing but small grass. Once we flew over the river. It was very big and mighty but it appeared to be like a thread of water.
But the most beautiful thing was the scene around me. One saw nothing but was surrounded by pure air. Occasionally one saw clouds floating here and there. Sometimes one felt as if one was like a bird flying in the air. I felt how powerful man was. He had conquered nature. He had won victory even over the air. After some time the machine began to glide downward.4essay.blogspot.com
We flew over the roofs of many houses. At one place we were very near the roof and I felt that we were going to touch it. After flying for a long time in the air, we at last touched the earth.
The journey was so pleasant and comfortable that I can never forget it.