18 Mar 2013 / by Pilot Michael / in Pilot Michael
I had the opportunity recently, to fly over the state of Texas, first let me tell you it is a whole lot more to fly over, than driving across that state. I have driven across Texas several times and I thought the only thing out there was flat nothingness, it turns out I was wrong. I was flying at an altitude between 9,500 and 15,500 feet and some of the views were surprising. Even the oil pumping jacks were fun from the sky. It is incredible to see the sheer volume of oil pumping jacks across that state, I appreciate it though, as I fly over burning 20 gallons of fuel per hour. The other visual that surprised me was the lakes, I didn’t ever think of Texas as having many lakes. Though Texas is not the land of 10,000 lakes, there were a few and some were quite appealing from the sky. Pictured above is the Natural Dam Salt Lake, which is three miles North of of Interstate Hwy 20 and seven miles West of Big Spring.
While driving across Texas may seem tedious and time consuming, I would strongly recommend flying across. What Texas lacks in three dimensional landscape attributes from the ground it makes up for differentiating landscape geometries from the sky.