My poor friends. They have to put up with a lot of airplane talk. They even have to accompany me to cool (for me) airplane stuff when my go-to pilot is working.
Last night, I dragged a friend along to see a movie on the USS Intrepid flight deck. If you don’t know what the Intrepid is, it’s awesome. It’s a retired air craft carrier made into a museum on the Hudson river. There are bunches of old planes, helicopters, and space stuff on it.
There’s even a space shuttle on it, the Enterprise. I got to watch it be delivered last year and lifted onto the ship. It came by 747 into Newark, my boyfriend got to see it on the tarmac.
The movie was the original Star Trek movie, which I had never seen before, but I really just wanted to go on the flight deck again, this time for free.
We were let on around 7:30 and had to wait until sun set so got to wander around the flight deck until 8:50, our lawn chairs all set up at a prime spot.
A great part was they played a movie about the Intrepid before the actual movie. I learned that the it was hit with 3 Kamikazes during WWII. And then was also used as an FBI base after 9/11 happened.
I just love this place, it’s so fun and cool with history. I think I also feel an attachment to it because my grandpa served on an aircraft carrier in the Korean War, but not this specific one. I also love it because my boyfriend’s step-dad (who inspired him flying was possible) flew an A-12 Blackbird which is on it as well. So it connects both of us with people we love and aren’t with us anymore.