Performing my ritual pre-flight inspection of the airplane before departure. A visual check of the bird that we trust with our lives today.
More ritual than necessity, I find no leakages, dents or other surprising things today, she's in good condition and ready to fly.
No matter how many times I've done this familiar round, I'm still captivated by the sheer size and complexity of the Boeing 747. A marvel of technology and 20th century aerial progression.
A mighty chariot of the skies.