Wheels Up: A Reverie

15367351831_c317b87644_zA random encounter with a company name today sent me into a brief reverie: Wheels Up. That’s the New York-based private aviation membership company in the news because it’s sponsoring American Pharoah, the 2015 Kentucky Derby winner and the racehorse favored to win the Belmont Stakes.

Wheels up, I repeated in my head.

Those two words are magical, I think, because of what they represent. There’s nothing quite like the feeling when a plane’s wheels finally lift from the runway. It’s a split second of relief, hope and lightness. It’s a miracle. Wheels up. Aviation’s equivalent of om.

Now, back to work.

Photo: Flickr/Peter Gronemann

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