Soar Across the Sky

With a range of 7000 miles and a cruise speed of 565 mph, the Dassault Falcon 7X above is built to soar across the sky, over land and oceans. While waiting inside the hangar before takeoff, below is the view through the open hangar doors from Shively Field (KSAA) in Saratoga, Wyoming.

About a minute after takeoff, we were looking down on the snowy mountains that go through Wyoming and Colorado. On this trip, the land below quickly disappeared under a cloud cover and darkness soon followed.

In slightly less than two hours, we were on final approach into Indiana with a view of the lights of Chicago in the distance. With darkness upon us, I didn’t even attempt to take photos during this landing while moving fast across the sky and hand holding my camera. Yes, I am aware of my abilities sometimes.

After almost 43 years of soaring through the skies on different types of aircraft with my hubby as the pilot, it still thrills me every chance I get to tag along. This was one of those totally unexpected, last minute trips for me and that made it even more fun.


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17 responses to “Soar Across the Sky”

  1. Fantastic! I would have enjoyed that too.

    1. Thanks, Jo. Have a great week. 😊

  2. You didn’t even brag to me that you had a new plane 😁👌👌👌📷💖🌹

    1. Maybe that is because we don’t own a plane, old or new. 😉 My hubby is a professional corporate pilot and this Falcon 7X is the airplane he flies most of the time. It is also one of the business jets owned by the company that he works for. The owner of the company was kind enough to invite me to fly back home with them on this trip. I had a fantastic time. 😊

      1. 😉 From the cockpit would be nice photos with a 14mm lens 📷

        1. Oh, you have no idea how often I have wanted to sit in the cockpit on this jet during flight. I keep hearing some excuse from my hubby about this level of aircraft requiring two certified pilots in the cockpit. I guess taking a few flying lessons 43 years ago doesn’t qualify me as a pilot. 😂

          1. I once flew to Lisbon and I remember the captain’s name was Gustav. But he must have flown in a space shuttle before. The takeoff was almost perpendicular and the landing was as in the Soyuz return cabin 😂

            1. Oh, no! That was definitely not my hubby. 😁

              1. I thought maybe you could handle it better than Gustav 🌞😁

                1. I doubt it. 😂

  3. What a beautiful plane, Pepper! <3 Lovely photos!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl. This airplane is my favorite that my hubby has had the opportunity to fly in his career as a professional pilot. I think he has the best job ever. 😊

  4. Lucky you. Thanks for sharing Pepper. Allan

    1. It was a fun few days. One of the many advantages of being married to a professional corporate pilot. 😊

  5. A fun perk! 🙂

    1. Most definitely! 😁

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