Watch: One 57-Year-Old Man On His First Flight Reminds Us How Amazing Flying Actually Is
Flying has become so commonplace, it's easy to forget just how spectacular the act is. An ex-Boeing repairman who took the liberty to explain the causes of all of those unsettling aircraft noises put it perfectly: "People not familiar with airplanes are scared because they are forced to be quiet and go along with acting normal while stuck in a tube hurtling through the air at 600 miles an hour, and 30,000 feet above the earth." Facebook user Michelle Carville's father was anything but frightened on his maiden flight or so it seems, given the video his daughter took showcasing his delight. This is just a reminder for us all that's there's still joy in the (not-so) little things. The next time you're dreading a flight, give this a watch:
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