flight

Tomorrow morning I will get on a connection flight to Delhi and thence into India.

Although I have not been out of this country for five years, flights have been a central part of my life, and the noises of planes taking off and crossing the sky and sonic booms were the soundtrack of my early childhood …

I was born no less and no more, at Tel Nof  Air Force Base, since my father was a pilot and Deputy Squadron Commander of the Nordic squadron, which no longer exists, but which I remember because of their unique shape … I did not know then a reality that was not connected to discussions and talks about aerial demonstration and flight operation.

When I was eight, we moved to Ramat Hasharon, my father became a pilot at El Al, and the airports turned from military to civilian … From that year until his death I was able to fly with him, with my parents and with my brother and sister, and later alone, with my spouse and with my children once or twice a year to various continents and countries …

In the army, when I set to be a personal affairs commander,, in  the Air Force Base  Sde – Dov and the soldiers tried to make me excited to get into airplanes or to fly in one of the base helicopters, I could not get excited … all I wanted was to quietly finish the service with my lack of adaptation profile ( and the 21 profile over my head all the time) and continue with my life …

My favorite place in the plane is the cockpit, to which I have been invited many times by my father, since it allows me to feel like I am in a spaceship and to demonstrate the most complete experience of cruising and floating in endless space …

When my dear friend Avi Gil built my effects box of my electric guitars years ago, I called it ‘the cockpit’ and when I first came to the caravan factory a few months ago and went into one of the caravans to see its interior, I felt that both the aesthetics and the energy in the caravan reminded me of the inside of the plane And this cockpit  again…

In my eyes, this description is another performance of the supreme spiral movement that brings us through our lives to more and more sophisticated frequencies, and the higher we rise, an experience that seems, seemingly similar, is actually more accurate and complete than the one before it …