See the Gorgeous Bird’s Eye View of LBI
I went on a biplane ride on the 4th of July and was greeted with the amazing views of LBI.
When I was asked if I would go on a biplane I didn't hesitate to say yes. I would consider myself pretty adventurous. I always say I will try anything once, if I don't like it I just won't do it a second time. As others from my generation would say YOLO. However, you would never catch me saying that except to make fun of others in my generation. Anyway...
I arrived at Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek at 9am and was greeted by what looked like the Red Barron's plane.
My pilot for the day was Guy Corradino who owns the plane and Jersey Shore Air Adventures.
Before the flight he talked about the plane, how the engine was original, but that they have to update it ever 1,200 hours aka every 50 days.
I strapped on my life vest since we were going to be flying over water, hopped on in, got my cap and headphones on, strapped in, and got ready for take off.
It is amazing just how smooth these planes are. Take off and landing were a breeze and I honestly don't remember much turbulence if any during the flight.
Guy flew over the marsh and the bay as we moved south along LBI. I never really realized just how thin the island is. As we approached the southern tip you could see the casinos in Atlantic City. We flew over the ocean side as we went north along the island. The land and water looked so surreal. The plane circled around Ol' Barney before we made our way back to the airport.
An hour has never flown by so fast. Pun intended.
It's amazing how small the world looks from a bird's eye view and just how breathtaking it all is.
Watch my biplane adventure: