Monday, July 15, 2024

Ben Drake





Design Conjecture – Art Section

The Huffman Prairie Flying Field is where the Wright brothers first initially got their glider to turn...

An Analysis of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Sympathy

I know what the caged bird feels, alas!     When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;   

The Dream of Flight – Library of Congress

This desire to elevate oneself above one's environment—to conquer the ocean of air—can be seen as a perennial struggle evident in nearly...

Disney’s Planes Reviewed by a Pilot

Watching a movie about airplanes is often a cringe-worthy event for a pilot, because Hollywood tends to take so many liberties with...

Top 50 Songs About Flying

Music often uses the sky, planes, wings, and flying to symbolize freedom and possibility! The power of flight is used figuratively in...

A Discussion on Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

After nearly 60 years, Richard Matheson’s short story “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” still packs the same ice-cold punch to the gut that...