Here’s something neat! A flyover video of Disneyland in a helicopter, something rarely allowed but with the current shutdown things are a bit more flexible. Also, due to the same shutdown, it’s a bit eerie with nary a person in the park… but it’s still cool.
Flyover starts about 2/3 of the way through the video below, with a nice slow-motion replay:
Wow! So cool!!! My family history is both flying, and Disneyland. Two years after the Park opened, my Dad was hired by Walt Disney to be the bandleader (along with my Uncle Lloyd – The Elliott Brothers Orchestra) at the end of Main Street (read about my Disneyland connection in this post: https://journalofdawn.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/its-ok-to-scream/). After Dad sadly passed away (I was only 16), I followed in Dad and my Grandfather’s pilot footsteps, getting my pilots license. I, too, have flown over Disneyland, even watching the fireworks, far below me, from the air!!! Thank you so much for posting this :)) :)) Dawn
That’s right on! From your story it seems to have been amazing and a tonne of fun to be a Disneyland kid with connections. :D And congrats on getting your pilots license! What do you fly? (One of my fellow kung fu disciples helped her husband build a performance single-engine in her garage, and she too was learning to fly…)
I have just under 300 hours, mostly in Piper Warriors and Tomahawks. The majority of my flight time was 1979-1981, flying for my fashion business based out of San Luis Obispo. But life, marriage, kids shifted me back into my first aircraft, horses! And I’ve been doing that ever since. Nowadays I’ll occasionally fly for fun on my birthday, with an instructor at my side. I’m beyond the “pilot-in-command” window at this point, but I logged each one of those glorious hours, and they are mine forever :)) :)) Thank you for your great posts — you find some really cool stuff :)) :)) Dawn
More commentary on my flying years here: https://journalofdawn.wordpress.com/20150325family-of-flying/ I
300 hours, nice! Definitively yours forever. :) Must have been exciting to do business in that way. Bet its still a thrill when you fly on your birthday… or when you get on your four-legged aircraft. To whit I do want to see a picture of you flying your pegasus sometime… ;) ;)
Amen :)) The closest I have to flying on Pegasus would be my Virtual Rides posts: https://soulhorseride.wordpress.com/virtual-rides/:))
And this: https://soulhorseride.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/aria-my-pegasus/
Very Nice! :) Thank you so much for all your comments and kind words, and for sharing your life and pegasi with us.