Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2613 times:
The music I heard on airplanes, of course.
Currently, the song "Why" is always in my head when I think of flying, as that song was played as my last BA 744 rolled onto the rwy in YVR in the evening. I thought it was a completely surreal experience, speeding down the runway to the sound of that ethereal singing, seeing nothing but a few lights shooting past and being totally absorbed into the harmonic singing and the acceleration, so much in conflict with each other....
"In the summertime" used to be similar, as I heard that about 10 times on another flight three or four years ago. "Leaving on a jet plane", too.
BIGMO747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2591 times:
On a flight from Riyadh to NYC onboard Saudia, i was in buisness class, in which they had the cd, "Sting-Brand New Day"--as part of their inflight entertainment--so now whenever i hear the song Desert Rose or any song from that cd--looking out of a Saudia Boeing 747-400 at 33000 feet comes to mind--a view similar to this......
Illini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
Music that makes me think about flying:
A lot of good classical music does; I've been known to cue up "Ride of the Valkries" on take off
Nothing beats doing some light acro to Joel Satriani's "Crystal Planet"
Favorite flying tunes:
Tom Pettey is good too along with just about anything by Buffett esp. "Come Monday", "A Pirate Looks at 40", "When the Coast is Clear", and "Beach House on the Moon"
Pink Floyd "Learning to Fly"
Steve Miller Band "Fly Like an Eagle" or "Jet Airliner"
Steven Stills "Treetop Flier"
Stan Rogers "White Squall"
Its hard to beat a good country/western station over the ADF in the middle of the night, hard to beat some Willie Nelson, or Highwaymen as you're droning along late at night.
Happy contrails - I support B747Skipper and Jetguy
Zobatc From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
"Live Forever" by Oasis..."Maybe I just wanna fly, just want to live, don't want to die..." I usuallt have some Oasis on while working in the tower...and American_4275, I'm glad there's another Travis fan on the board!!! Great band, especially live!
F86sabre From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2420 times:
I would have to say Tom Petty's "Learning to fly". I actually heard it over the ADF while I was taking my flying lessons. It just sort of made me chuckle.
I also have to put in a vote for "Paradise City" by Guns-N-Roses. During an 8th grade, school sponsored trip to Washington D.C., I was listening to a cassette of this while on takeoff aboard a United flight from Chicago. The song started just as the pilot released the brakes. Pretty cool.
A good deal of Pink Floyd’s music deals with flying. Several of the guy were/are into aviation. I’m not sure if they were always speaking of flight in the aviation sense or not, but they mentioned it a lot.
“I’ve got wild staring eyes
And I’ve got a strong urge to fly
But I got nowhere to fly to”