Tonight We Fly

Here’s the parts list for an ongoing adventure:

-Half-acre of fabric.
-One wicker basket.
-Heat source.
-Some rope.

Combine those components with some careful sewing and a few knots, and you’ll have man’s original flying machine.

The FAA, in their unique government-speak, classifies this kind of craft as a “lighter than air” ship.

Flying one of these requires training and a license but there’s no need for any technology that didn’t exist 150 years ago. A GPS unit is only added weight.

Low and slow in this airship is even lower and slower than a fixed-wing airplane.

Up, up and away.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.