There they are, all those pretty little airplanes, soaring in time with the swelling chords of the music while cars and trucks with their anthropomorphized windshield-framed eyes remain solidly earth-bound.
|My son, Sam, writes about (ho hum) cars.|
In Planes, the creators are surely coming from my side of the argument. Sure, in the right car, driving around can be fun. Trains are nice, boats too. But given a choice of any way to get from A to B, who in their right mind won't choose to fly? If you are reading this and silently answering, "me," welcome. Where did you wander in from?
|Flying with air show pilot John Klatt in New York|
I've occupied the jump seat on a Boeing 747 and a DC-3 and filled the left seat on quite a few flight simulators. When I worked in television in Hartford, I spent a lot of time on the station's Bell Jet Ranger and at CBS News, I had a nail-biting, brace yourself, emergency landing with fire trucks and foam on the runway to greet our charter flight.
Lord knows I've been blessed to experience the highs and the highs because there are just no "lows" in aviation. Nothin' else compares.
|Steve Guenard at the controls of N7995|
Not one word of dialogue appears in the two and a half minute trailer of Disney's 3-D movie and yet the whole thrilling, liberating, intoxicating miracle of flight is right there. So I'm not going to argue the point at home, Disney's done it for me.
|The DC 3 Flagship Detroit at JFK|
Disney's Planes Takes Flight on Disney Video