Airplane Descriptive Essay

994 Words Oct 21st, 2012 4 Pages
My Obsession

I remember back to when I was a child, in which I would constantly dream of flight and its characteristics of freedom and serenity. Throughout my younger years I collected miniature model airplanes of metal and plastic, longing to be the pilot of the real machine; this obsession continued until the day my grandfather introduced me to radio controlled flight. My grandfather and I visited his model airplane flying field where he effortlessly controlled a piece of machinery which my glowing 11 year old eyes watched in pure awe. The soothing whir of the propeller left me with a calm sensation and a peace that settled throughout my motionless body. Ever since then, I have endlessly been pursuing and achieving this same
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My perspiring hands clumsily grasp the transmitter as I begin to vigilantly test the control surfaces of the model plane. I decide that everything is functioning properly and begin to taxi smoothly across the freshly mowed grass runway. The glint of the red, white, and blue colors of the aircraft are reflected back into my alert eyes by the brilliantly shining sun. I feel the brisk morning breeze against my face and remember what my grandfather has reminded my constantly; to take-off into the wind. I turn the plane effortlessly by applying full right rudder until I am face to face with the miniature pilot figure of myself that has been situated inside of the otherwise empty cockpit. I take a deep breath, reassuring myself that I have flown this plane many times before and attempt to keep thoughts of a multi hundred dollar crash out of my focusing mind.
With the plane still buzzing at the end of the field, I gently ease the throttle forward, and the wheels slowly, almost unwillingly, begin to turn on the sparkling dew laden grass. The propeller begins to spin more rapidly as the plane accelerates and races across the ground and past the backdrop of thriving corn stalks. The airframe is vibrating from the force of the engine and the torque of it slowly cants the plane to the left. To compensate for this, I begin to steadily push right on the right hand control stick on the

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