My spirits rise whenever I think of travelling on a plane. The fact that I am about to be high above the clouds makes my heart race. When my dad and mom decided that we go on a trip on the plane I was super excited.

The time is flying because I felt as if it was the next moment I was sitting on the plane. As the pilot started the plane circling widely around the runway, I hastily grabbed some cotton and placed it on my ears. The rest of the things going on in the plane including the safety instructions and the pilot intro muffled away.

 I focused my eyes at the busy airport carefully observing each and every person working for our safe ride to our destinations. Most of them were women and I was glad of it.

As the plane approached the main runway my heart leapt out from the ribs. I supported my hands on the armrest and lo, the plane jumped up into the air and I missed several of my heart beats. “Slight turbulence expected as the cloudy weather continue, buckle your seatbelts throughout your journey.” Says the co-pilot. Oh no! Turbulence! It may seem as if we are travelling on the evergreen Indian road transport bus. I was scared, everything goes for the pilot now and I prayed earnestly to god to make it a safe journey to our destination.

We landed safe. I was waiting to say a thank you and a wave for the pilot (though I did not hear what the name was). As we disembarked slowly I caught sight of a woman standing with a pilot’s cap on her head. It took a few seconds to realise that she was the pilot. A lady pilot? Whoa! I continued with my wave and words of thanks. Seeing my wave she tilted her head to one side and gave a wide grin. In my mind I felt a deep sense of respect towards her.

Recalling my views from the airport and the flight, I felt proud and happy to see more women ready to take risk just like the men. Inferiority and prejudice towards them is just a stream of people who do not trust the value of their fellow humans.

Moreover it is not the physical ability of a person that define them, it is their will power. I see the same in all the adventurous ladies who take up manly responsibilities all around the world.




27 replies on “AIRLIFT”

Amazing Shreya. Your way of description reminds me of the well known Indian writer R. K Narayan. Keep writing dear. God bless you with the abundance of His wisdom.

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