It is vacation time in Bahrain and while most people look forward to visiting various destinations and having a fun time, for me the joy and enthusiasm starts even before we board the flight. I am fascinated with planes and if I recall correctly this fascination started when I was about five years old. I am gung-ho each time my parents mention that we are travelling and my immediate question is which flight we are going to take. Initially, I used to wonder how these bulky metal birds take to the sky and stay up.
I would start researching the various flight types to understand the technical information like how they move on the land, how they take off, how they fly and land.
I also started comparing the features and experiences offered by different operators. One of my most liked aircraft is the A380. I am simply in awe with this gigantic bird and hope I get an opportunity to travel in one soon.
Gradually my fascination to know more about planes got me interested to start drawing pictures of various aircraft. I would google the images of the flights and start drawing. So far I have drawn about a dozen pictures which include Gulf Air, Emirates, Oman Air, Indigo, Spicejet, flydubai, Air India and several others. I then make it a point to present these drawings to the flight crew who share their appreciation by letting me take pictures with the pilot and crew and gift me free goodies.
Recently, I travelled on Indigo to Bahrain and when I shared the picture with the crew, they gave me a warm note. I have several such thank-you notes in my collection.
Wishing all readers of GDN a happy and safe summer vacation.
Arjun Maheshkumar, age 10,
Bahrain Indian School