I had the blessing of taking flight with close friend of mine cameras in hand. I could do this every day.
while flying far above the streets of one of the most densely populated cities in the world I could feel the hustle and bustle of the over 12 million Angelinos while not sitting in traffic with them. Its quite an experience seeing how small and closely related the places we live are from above and, I hate to sound cleshe but, it puts things into perspective. The world is small and the small part we live in is even smaller, so don't get wrapped up in all the day-to-day things that bring you immense stress and ultimately leave you unfulfilled because honestly, its probably really small. seriously, jump in a plane and look down, and it will actually look small.
Joel the pilot can attest I am a big talker (actually lets step back, everyone who has ever met me can attest that I am a big talker) and I was quiet most of the flight with nothing much to say. I was experiencing awe for the first time in a long time and it was refreshing and new. the experience as a whole was new and left me with a sense of realization that quite possibly I haven't been doing what I need to in my life, not using any of my strengths and desires to pursue what I actually want and lead a life more honoring to God.
I truly believe everyone should experience small plane flight, its beautiful beyond words.