Pehli Udaan By Pankaj Kumar – An Incredible First Flight Experience

“My first flight experience was in February 2017 was from Mumbai to Delhi. Having seen in a lot of movies that people usually read books on airports and in flights, I also decided to keep a few good novels to give my first flight journey and “good-enough-to-remember” feel. Come on, it was my first flight journey and I wanted to make it special. My first flight experience was in February 2017 was from Mumbai to Delhi. Having seen in a lot of movies that people usually read books on airports and in flights, I also decided to keep a few good novels to give my first flight journey and “good-enough-to-remember” feel”

First experience in the flight…

Come on, it was my first flight journey and I wanted to make it special. Having always been travelling in trains, after reaching the airport, I was totally enthralled with the magnificent view of the airport. I saw in movies how the airport looked like but having witnessed it myself for the first time was very different. The art gallery, antique shop, the bookstores and the overall ambiance left me astonished. And luckily enough, I had the window seat in the plane. Now comes the funny part. I thought of making a video while the flight was about to take off. Since this was the first time I was sitting in a flight, I started recording the video when I was thinking the flight is now about to take off while it just started down the runway (I didn’t know that it takes a lot of time to be up flying there). By this time, the people sitting nearby might have already guessed that this was my first time. Feeling embarrassed and after making few failed attempts, I kept my phone back in my bag.

I could barely hear the safety announcements, all I could hear was my heart thumping inside my chest. And at this time my evil mind is constantly reminding me of all the plane crashes that I’ve ever heard of or saw in movies.

But even before I could realise the plane was airborne, I sheepishly peeped outside the window and saw myself leaving the world behind.

Soon everything that once seemed so big to me became nothing more than the small speck of dust.

AND UP IN THE AIR WE WENT !

Finally, when I was in air, I decided to read a book but Damn!!! The earth and her beauty ! The travel was at day time & everything looked so crystal clear. Mountains flickering like glitters on earth’s surface, rivers looking like giant snakes making there way out, clouds like puffy cotton balls floating in the sky and the delicious sunshine making its way through the window glass- what a moment ! An experience it was ! Totally a thing of beauty. For the whole journey, I couldn’t take my eyes off from that view outside the window.

After the whole journey was over, I sent a photo to my dad & captioned it “Pehli Udaan“.

–Pankaj Kumar , #firstflight

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