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Danger Zone

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I’ve always been a sucker for planes and helicopters. So much so that I have the occasional dreams of going Maverick style crazy on an F16, like a scene out of Top Gun (one of my favorite movies…… surprise!). I’ve convinced myself that I was a pilot of some sort in my past life and that maybe that’s where my obsession for fast machines comes from.

There’s a heliport conveniently docked a few blocks down from my neighborhood and I always make it a point to take the longer route on my runs for the view. While my fellow neighbors aren’t always to keen about the constant buzzing of air traffic, I am always in awe at the sight of these passing helicopters. Most people’s idea of zen time usually consists of activities a little more quiet than whirling choppers, but my “quiet” spot is right here in the, wait for it…… DANGER ZONE!!! Hah! I will see myself out now.