I've loved planes since I was a little girl. An uncle of mine (by marriage) had a single engine prop plane that he took me for a flight in when I was about six or seven years old. I was completely fearful of getting in the plane at the start but once we took off from the tarmac, I was in love! He even let me take control of the stick and guide us through the air for a few minutes.
I was 23 when I finally took my first commercial flight and I was smitten all over again. I'm that passenger who enjoys the turbulence because it's like a roller coaster ride. Yep, I'm a little bit crazy. These days I don't do much flying but I do enjoy driving to Gravelly Point Park and watching the planes take off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.