This was his face when we first pulled in - he was very curious? Why are we here?
This was his expression when he realized that he was really going to do what he thought he was going to do.
Any guesses? See behind him?
Need another hint?
Uncle Travis is a flight instructor at Tillman Aviation University.
He took us up for an incredible flight around town.
Canaan got to help with the pre-flight inspection.
Checking the fuel tanks for contamination.
Uncle Travis showed him what fuel contaminated by water would look like.
Zion was very excited too. I was afraid his fear of heights would keep him from going up, but apparently airplanes don't count. He was perfectly fine. He freaks out on top of Daddy's shoulders, but was thrilled to be in the plane!
The boys got to ride by themselves while the planes was towed out of the hanger.
Time for a last check of the instrument panel, a chat with the tower, and... we're off!
We flew over Nani and Papaw's,
and the mountain we climbed last December.
Then, it was time for Canaan to take the controls.
You can't tell me that's not cool.
At first Zion was content to sit in the back with me...
but then he wanted to get closer to the action up front.
Eventually Uncle Travis took over the controls again and we flew over Grammy and Poppy's.
It was really sad to see the trees knocked down from the big storm a few weeks ago. Thank goodness it was just trees though!
Later we buckled in tight and had a roller coaster ride,
then it was time for our final approach.
Doesn't he look like he belongs in that pilot's seat?
We were blessed by both Mr. Tillman and Uncle Travis.
This is a birthday Canaan will never forget!
(and it's not even over yet!)