The hours suck, but the perks are nice

Like I said before, being a journalist definitely has its privileges. On Friday I was treated to a bird's eye view of the Lowcountry on this here little Civil Air Patrol plane. It was awesome. My camera crapped out on me after I took one picture, but one of the two dudes I was flying with told me he had a camera in his car at a neighboring airport. So we departed from our scheduled flight plan and headed to Beaufort's tiny airport (lovingly called Frogmore International) so that I could spend the next hour or so capturing the experience on film. The guys were great — the pilot even let me fly (and help land!) the plane, as I was seated in what is traditionally the pilot's seat — and the experience sure made all these 11-hour work days seem a bit more worthwhile.

The pilot said when he's not flying for the Civil Air Patrol, he takes another little biplane up to practice his air stunts. I'm so taking him up on his invitation to join him.......

(The first aerial view is of downtown Beaufort; the second is of Hilton Head Island's "famous" Harbour Town lighthouse.)


1 comment:

Morgan said...

"The pilot said when he's not flying for the Civil Air Patrol, he takes another little biplane up to practice his air stunts. I'm so taking him up on his invitation to join him......."

Well it's official - you are crazy. Good luck with that!