30 thoughts on “43,000 Feet

  1. I have jumped out of a few planes in my time, charity skydives, so I can confirm that you travel pretty fast πŸ™‚ Mind you it was only 13,000 ft so not so much time to think about anything other than the pint I was going to have once I landed πŸ™‚

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  2. I found this quite an amazing film.
    43, 000 ft is a long way down.
    I do fly quite frequently and can’t imagine what I would be thinking .
    I might be thinking about all the good people I would miss and how sad I would be knowing they would be also missing me

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    1. I haven’t flown in a plane since 2011, but flew quite a lot before that. I found air travel boring, but was rarely scared.
      This film fascinated me because of how long it tales to fall all that way. In reality, I suspect that the pressure of the air/wind and the sheer terror would leave you little time to think about anything. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. The poet James Dickey wrote a compelling poem “Falling” about the stewardess who fell to her death in 1962. The recent novel “Dear Edward” tells the story of a little boy who is the only survivor of a plane crash and has to dodge all the people asking him about the descent. As for me, the one time it looked as though our plane was going down since it was filling with smoke, I felt incredible calm and did in fact have a very quick and positive life review. The film was intriguing since it led me to all these connections. Thanks.(We landed to a sea of fire engines and ambulances but without injury.)

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  4. Blimey! I hope none of us ever have to go through this. I can’t imagine what I would be thinking about or feeling. I’ll be interested to know what other people say!

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