Dreams Of Flight

by Edgar Baird February. 02, 2010 5605 views

When I look at these toy airplanes I imagine a small boy who dreams of flight. With a metal plane in each hand, he runs as hard as he can, all the while turning and diving the planes. As he runs he makes a buzzing noise with his lips to simulate the thwomping roar of a propeller. He plays like this for hours, in his mind soaring among the cumulus castles built in the sky just for adventurers like him.

As he runs he creates great airborne adventures-without leaving the security of his front yard he becomes a great barnstormer of days past. He flies all over the country, carrying the likes of stunt-men and wing walkers while wowing the crowds at carnival airshows. He dreams big.

You know, he never grew out of his love of flight. On any day that the clouds line up from horizon to horizon he casts an eye to the sky and smiles…he still dreams big.

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Carole Gledhill 9 years, 11 months ago

Forgot to say ... what beautiful photographs and words

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Carole Gledhill 9 years, 11 months ago

My Dad gave me his old Airfix planes when I was maybe 9. I think the tri-plane had already been demolished (accidently) by me n my sis tobogganing down the stairs on a cot mattress.
I had a big cardboard box full on the top of my wardrobe. Used to throw them out of my parents bedroom window. They didn't fly very well.
Thanks for a bunch of revived pleasant (mostly) memories

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Ricardo 9 years, 11 months ago

you know, actually when I saw these planes it remind me a kid constructing a plane and make it flying on the air on the park!

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Agnes Felber 9 years, 11 months ago

Have you been to Dayton, OH in the Air Force Museum, Edgar?
That little boy with the big dreams would certainly enjoy spending some hours there, I am sure!

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Soubhagya Sagar Behera 9 years, 11 months ago

haha! I used to play with cars more than planes!

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Brenda Mallard 9 years, 11 months ago

P.S. You have to feed the birds. :-)

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Brenda Mallard 9 years, 11 months ago

Big Dreams matter. Were you that boy?

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