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THE SKIES — I'm not sure why pretty much all humans are fascinated by flight, but we are.
Ever since we were little kids. we'd get excited when we'd see a plane fly overhead. Pretty much every person on the planet wanted to be a pilot at some point in their life.
A lot of us also have those dreams we can fly, and we envy Superman's power of flight. Maybe it's the freedom of shooting across the sky and taking a dive through the clouds. Whatever it is, there is something about the sky that calls to us all, even when you have a fear of heights.
After seeing this video, that intangible need makes a little more sense.
Dustin Farrell shot this video at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, during an F-22 "Raptor" demonstration by pilot Maj. Joshua "Cabo" Gunderson.
The F-22 Raptor has a top speed of 1,500 mph and just looks really cool. This video was shot in slow motion and you can see the power of the Raptor's engines and the turbulence it creates as it races toward Mach speeds.
There is a beauty to seeing this human-made machine dart through the skies. It ignites that desire to fly amongst the clouds and see humanity from 40,000 feet above the ground as I travel a thousand miles an hour. But, alas, my new Hyundai has cameras and I'm still trying to figure those out, so maybe I should stay grounded for a while.