Rick Reilly on Flying
Here is a funny article by Rick Reilly of CNN-SI about flying in a fighter jet. Here's a quote.
Biff was to fly me in an F-14D Tomcat, a ridiculously powerful $60 million weapon with nearly as much thrust as weight, not unlike Colin Montgomerie. I was worried about getting airsick, so the night before the flight I asked Biff if there was something I should eat the next morning.
"Bananas," he said.
"For the potassium?" I asked.
"No," Biff said, "because they taste about the same coming up as they do going down."
I know how he feels, getting all airsick etc. That's how I feel when I watch Discovery Wings! Don't ask me how I feel when I get on a giant flying tube!
Thanks to Todd for the pointer.