Thursday, March 19, 2009

Up, Up and Away

Recently, Preston had been begging us to take him on his first airplane ride. Since we had no trips planned in the near future, we had placated him by telling him it was too expensive. However, I found this great deal by this company that would take you in the air for forty-five minutes and then land right back where you started. So I booked the "flight", met a few friends at the hanger and Preston got to take his first flight. What could go wrong, right?

Preston boarding the plane.

Finding his seat

Oh goody, a window seat next to his buddy

Preparing to take off - What do you see, Preston?

Oh no! We left Connor on the runway!

Wait!! Don't take off without us!


Alright, we weren't really flying, but it was a real airplane.
You'll find this plane at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. It's a neat little museum dedicated to all things about flight and American Airlines. We met up there for a playdate with some friends. And while most of the exhibits were a bit boring to a bunch of preschoolers, they did get a kick out of being in this old airplane.

Standing at the entrance to the cockpit
(I don't think that canvas netting meets today's FAA regulations, do you?)

Oh and notice the shirt he's wearing?
See, h'es in an airplane museum? Wearing an airplane shirt?
I'm clever like that.

Preston checking out what first class feels like.
Don't get too comfortable, buddy. This family flies coach.

Checking out how a helicopter propeller works.


stacey said...

man, you had me and i was ready to ask for more details! we have been to the swa museum but not the dfw one.

On the road again said...

That looked like fun. I bet Preston enjoyed himself. MOM

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Ha, you had me going there for a second! I miss those days with my kids--